Details for Biophysical Interactions

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: GEO202
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Stephen Codrington


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Biophysical Interactions

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Identify suitable locations for a field investigation and develop a sound field-based hypothesis. Predictfindings, understanding the  research context and methodology. Implement potential risk or hazard identification
  2. Understand the nature of primary and secondary data regarding biophysical interactions, and the appropriate means to present it
  3. Analyse data and draw conclusions to infer acceptance or rejection of a hypothesis
  4. Critically reflect on problems, shortcomings and adequacy of study in the field and pose options for the resolution of issues and problems identified
  5. Compare and contrast the relative importance of different physical forces in shaping each of the two environments, referring to (a) at least two places in each environment type, and (b) at least five landforms typical of each of the two environments
  6. Infer the likely impact of future climate change in two biophysical environments, with reference to at least two locations in each biophysical environment

Subject Content

  • Introduction to Systems
  • Freshwater environment patterns and processes
  • Coastal environment patterns and processes
  • Arid environments patterns and processes
  • Mountain environments patterns and processes
  • Geophysical patterns and processes
  • Global climate

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Onsite
  • Online

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Field Study Hypothesis and Methodology (20%)
  • Field Study Report (40%)
  • Major Essay (40%)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided