On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- explain fundamental processes responsible for the development of Australian climates, landforms, soils and biogeography
- describe major patterns of climates, landforms, soils and biogeography in Australia.
Important skills objectives include the development of abilities to:
find particular information when required that is contained in your online material, textbook or other study resources
demonstrate information literacy skills concerning the use of the CQU Library online catalogue and the development of search strategies for research paper topics
research and analyse information relating to the physical geography of Australia
write annotated bibliographies and research papers.
In a broader educational context, it is worth noting that the design of this unit is intended to assist students to develop independent life-long learning skills, and in particular the ability to successfully cope with online learning environments, such as is presented in this unit.