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PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: South Africa - University of Cape Town - 'Univ. of Cape Town'
UC Course SubjectEnvironmental Studies
Number & Suffix: 113
Full UC Title: PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT 
Transcript Title: PHYSICAL ENVIRONMNT 
UC QTR Units - Division: 8.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course focuses on contemporary atmosphere-earth surface interactions in particular the role of precipitation and water from a global to a regional scale and examines temporal dynamics, driven by natural process as well as anthropogenic pressures. It covers global circulation patterns, climate variability, soil formation, polar response to climate change, tropical deforestation, desertification, and earth observation technology. It concludes with a study of local scale systems and applications covering stream catchments, estuaries, wetlands, and coastlines. Students enhance their understanding of earth system dynamics, systems interactions and develop an appreciation for scales both temporal and spatial. Students are also expected to put the local context into a regional setting and make linkages to the larger global picture. Assessment: project, essays, class tests and practical assignments including fieldwork report (50%); two final exams count (50%). 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT 
Partner University Department: Environmental & Geographical Science 
Partner University Course Number: EGS2013F