School Of Science And Health

Science of the AnthropoceneWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301212.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
A basic understanding of scientific enquiry including the periodic table, equilibria, and pH. Introductory statistics including mean, standard deviation, and distributions.

Equivalent Units
300857 Environmental Geochemistry 300614 Environmental Geochemistry

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Must have completed 20 credit points at level 2

About this Unit
The unit explores how the earth has been irreversibly altered through human activities. Topics include-the composition of the ocean, land, and atmosphere, and the impacts humans have had on these systems. The unit looks at the detection and control of modern pollutants with a focus on field sampling and modelling of selected environmental systems. These topics will be brought to life in a two-day field trip to sites of significant anthropogenic impact.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Safety glasses and laboratory coat, laboratory book, enclosed footwear

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