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2576

EARTHSCI 105G

: Natural Hazards in New Zealand
2020 Semester One (1203)
New Zealanders are exposed to extreme natural events and processes including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, weather bombs, storm surge, tsunami, flooding, landslides and erosion. The physical context for each hazard is provided, drawing on the disciplines of geology, geomorphology and climatology. The frequency and magnitude of natural hazards for New Zealand are considered using different sources. Impacts on modern society are discussed using case studies and scenario modelling.
Subject: Earth Sciences
Restriction: GEOG 105, 105G, GEOLOGY 110

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2577

EARTHSCI 205G

: New Zealand: Half a Billion Years on the Edge
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Take a 500 million year journey through time following the geologic and biologic development of New Zealand from humble beginnings on the edge of the ancient supercontinent Gondwana to the present day geologically dynamic land mass beset by volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and massive erosion as a consequence of being located on the edge of the Earth's largest tectonic plate.
Subject: Earth Sciences
Prerequisite: 75 points passed
2578

EARTHSCI 220

: Practice in Earth Sciences 1
2020 Semester Two (1205)
A practical and field based course that introduces and develops theory and work flows to enable students to read, document and interpret landforms and landscapes in 4-D. Students will be required to participate in a residential field experience and undertake independent field work.
Subject: Earth Sciences
Prerequisite: 15 points from EARTHSCI 120, GEOG 101
Restriction: EARTHSCI 201, 260

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2579

EARTHSCI 220

: Practice in Earth Sciences 1
2020 Semester One (1203)
A practical and field based course that introduces and develops theory and work flows to enable students to read, document and interpret landforms and landscapes in 4-D. Students will be required to participate in a residential field experience and undertake independent field work.
Subject: Earth Sciences
Prerequisite: 15 points from EARTHSCI 120, GEOG 101
Restriction: EARTHSCI 201, 260

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2580

EARTHSCI 262

: Geomorphology
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Introduces fundamental concepts in geomorphology for geologists and physical geographers. Key aspects of geomorphology, sedimentology, and earth surface processes are introduced by studying the temporal and spatial development of coastal and river landforms. Applied techniques for earth and environmental sciences, including field, remote sensing, GIS mapping, and modelling.
Subject: Earth Sciences
Prerequisite: GEOG 101
Restriction: GEOG 262

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2581

EARTHSCI 704

: Directed Study in Earth Sciences
2021 Summer School (1210)
Subject: Earth Sciences
Prerequisite: Head of School approval

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2582

EARTHSCI 720

: Geochemistry of our World
2023 Semester One (1233)
Provides a broad overview of applications of geochemistry across multiple disciplines. In addition, this course will help determine the suitability of different analytical techniques to different problems while providing practical experience in collecting and evaluating geochemical data. Subject areas are wide-reaching and include, geology, environmental science, biology, archaeology, and forensic sciences. No formal prerequisite but knowledge of introductory chemistry will be assumed.
Subject: Earth Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions

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2583

ENVCHG 100

: Global Climate Change
2022 Semester One (1223)
Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges facing humanity in the twenty-first century. Climate science and the causes of climate change are considered, as well as the historical record of climate change and its environmental, biological and anthropological impacts. The transdisciplinary challenges of social responses are explored, along with the perspectives of indigenous peoples.
Subject: Environmental Change
No pre-requisites or restrictions

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2584

ENVMGT 741

: Social Change for Sustainability
2020 Semester Two (1205)
Explores the concept of sustainability through different theoretical frameworks and how social and environmental movements have mobilised around this concept over time. Critically interrogates what is sustainable, what is social change, and how can social change be sustainable in a global economy. Draws on case studies of current environmental issues and associated popular social movements.
Subject: Environmental Management
No pre-requisites or restrictions

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2585

ENVMGT 751

: River Management
2023 Semester One (1233)
Explores biophysical, socio-economic, cultural and institutional dimensions of river management, contextualising the situation in Aotearoa New Zealand in global terms. A proactive and precautionary approach engages generatively with river futures, scoping sustainable solutions to contemporary environmental problems. Policy, planning and on-the-ground applications are outlined.
Subject: Environmental Management
No pre-requisites or restrictions

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2586

ENVMGT 760

: Special Topic
2022 Semester One (1223)
Subject: Environmental Management
No pre-requisites or restrictions

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2587

ENVPHYS 100G

: Sun, Sand, Surf: Science of Aotearoa
2023 Semester One (1233)
The atmosphere, oceans and land make up the dynamic environment of Aotearoa New Zealand. A range of phenomena with natural beauty can be described elegantly with simple scientific laws. This course establishes the physical principles underlying nature, empowering students to explain everyday environmental phenomena. These principles provide the foundation to unravel the science of Earth, climate and environmental change, and energy systems.
Subject: Environmental Physics
No pre-requisites or restrictions
2588

ENVPHYS 100G

: Sun, Sand, Surf: Science of Aotearoa
2022 Semester One (1223)
The atmosphere, oceans and land make up the dynamic environment of Aotearoa New Zealand. A range of phenomena with natural beauty can be described elegantly with simple scientific laws. This course establishes the physical principles underlying nature, empowering students to explain everyday environmental phenomena. These principles provide the foundation to unravel the science of Earth, climate and environmental change, and energy systems.
Subject: Environmental Physics
No pre-requisites or restrictions
2589

ENVPHYS 701

: Atmosphere and Ocean Dynamics
2022 Semester One (1223)
Explores physical processes underlying Earth's climate using observations, modelling and predictions. Spans geophysical fluid dynamics, Earth's energy budget, the meridional and vertical heat imbalances, and processes linked to seasonal and long-term climate variations and changes. Explores quasi-geostrophic and wave theory to describe general circulation, Hadley and midlatitude circulations in the atmosphere, Sverdrup balance and western boundary currents in the ocean.
Subject: Environmental Physics
Prerequisite: ENVPHYS 300 or 30 points from PHYSICS 201-203, 231, 240, 244, 251, 261 Restrictions: GEOPHYS 711

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2590

ENVSCI 101G

: Environment, Science and Management
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Explores the science behind key environmental issues to recognise the role environmental science plays in understanding the interaction between humans and the environment. The complexity of environmental problems and the difficult task of integrating science, knowledge and values are discussed.
Subject: Environmental Science
No pre-requisites or restrictions
2591

ENVSCI 101G

: Environment, Science and Management
2023 Semester One (1233)
Explores the science behind key environmental issues to recognise the role environmental science plays in understanding the interaction between humans and the environment. The complexity of environmental problems and the difficult task of integrating science, knowledge and values are discussed.
Subject: Environmental Science
No pre-requisites or restrictions
2592

ENVSCI 101G

: Environment, Science and Management
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Explores the science behind key environmental issues to recognise the role environmental science plays in understanding the interaction between humans and the environment. The complexity of environmental problems and the difficult task of integrating science, knowledge and values are discussed.
Subject: Environmental Science
No pre-requisites or restrictions
2593

ENVSCI 101G

: Environment, Science and Management
2022 Semester One (1223)
Explores the science behind key environmental issues to recognise the role environmental science plays in understanding the interaction between humans and the environment. The complexity of environmental problems and the difficult task of integrating science, knowledge and values are discussed.
Subject: Environmental Science
No pre-requisites or restrictions
2594

ENVSCI 303

: Environmental Science, Risk and Society
2020 Semester Two (1205)
An examination of the contemporary topics that shape the ways in which environmental science may be communicated and understood. Topics of discussion include issues of scientific uncertainty, risk communication, public trust and the role of media.
Subject: Environmental Science
No pre-requisites or restrictions

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2595

ENVSCI 390

: Directed Study
2023 Semester One (1233)
Subject: Environmental Science
Prerequisite: Academic Head approval

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2596

ENVSCI 701

: Research Practice in Environmental Science
2023 Semester Two (1235)
An understanding of research in Environmental Science. Students will be introduced to a range of methodologies and will be challenged to critically analyse information and data. Principles of scientific writing and communication will also be addressed. Students will apply these skills by developing and writing a research proposal or critical review.
Subject: Environmental Science
No pre-requisites or restrictions

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2597

ENVSCI 701

: Research Practice in Environmental Science
2021 Semester Two (1215)
An understanding of research in Environmental Science. Students will be introduced to a range of methodologies and will be challenged to critically analyse information and data. Principles of scientific writing and communication will also be addressed. Students will apply these skills by developing and writing a research proposal or critical review.
Subject: Environmental Science
No pre-requisites or restrictions

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2598

ENVSCI 707

: Directed Study in Environmental Science
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Subject: Environmental Science
Prerequisite: Head of School approval

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2599

ENVSCI 707

: Directed Study in Environmental Science
2022 Semester One (1223)
Subject: Environmental Science
Prerequisite: Head of School approval

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2600

ENVSCI 711

: Assessing Environmental Effects
2020 Semester Two (1205)
A focus on the interdisciplinary, scientific assessment of environmental activities with specific reference to the New Zealand context. Methodologies used in the assessment, monitoring and regulation of environmental effects, trends and risks will be critically evaluated. Aspects of the RMA, including consenting procedures and the role of public and professional participants in the process, will be discussed. A key component of the assessment is the preparation of an individual Assessing Environmental Effects report.
Subject: Environmental Science
No pre-requisites or restrictions

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