Do you have an interest in the environment and enjoy science at the same time?

The Earth Science course covers both!

A fantastic insight into how the Earths structure and composition was developed.

From this course you will have a strong understanding in how rocks and minerals develop and be able to establish geological timing.

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Course Outline
Course Code: 
BEN204
Duration: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Delivery: 
Online & Correspondence
Certificate: 
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Structure and Forces
  2. Rocks and Minerals
  3. Surface Changes
  4. The Oceans
  5. Air and Weather
  6. The Greenhouse Effect
  7. Global Weather Patterns
  8. Geological Time
  9. Modern Environmental Issues
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Describe the major structural elements of Earth and the major internal forces which affect them.
  • Classify rocks and minerals according to their characteristics and formation.
  • Explain external processes that cause topographic and soil changes on the earth's surface.
  • Describe the oceans of the earth and their role in global processes.
  • Describe the earth's atmosphere and the forces which create weather.
  • Describe some well-known effects of particular atmospheric conditions like the Greenhouse effect.
  • ¬†Identify global weather patterns and their relationship to different climates.
  • Describe the way in which the earth's surface has changed over time.
  • Identify environmental issues which are of current significance.