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EWP 131

Undergraduate Programmes - Environmental and Water Science Programme

Home Department

Earth Sciences

Module Topic

Introduction to the Atmosphere and Hydrosphere

Generic Module Name

Environmental and Water Science 131

Alpha-numeric Code

EWP131

Numeric Code

-

Credit Value

15

Duration

Semester

Proposed semester

First

Programmes in which the module will be offered

BSc Environmental and Water Science

Level

5

Main Outcomes

At the end of the module students will be able to:

  •  Explain the main components of and processes active in the Atmosphere and Hydrosphere

Main Content

  • The Earth’s atmosphere
  • The Earth’s radiation balance
  •  Winds and global circulation
  •  Atmospheric circulation and weather over South Africa
  •  The hydrological cycle
  •  Drainage basin characteristics
  •  Surface and subsurface water

Pre-requisite modules

None

Co-requisite modules

None

Prohibited module Combination

None

A.Breakdown of Learning Time 

Hours

B. Time-table  Requirement per week

Contact with lecturer / tutor:

42

Lectures p.w.

3

Assignments & tasks:

11

Practicals p.w.

1

Practicals:

42

Tutorials p.w.

1

Assessments

11

Selfstudy

44

Other: Please specify

Total Learning Time

150

Assessment Methods

(CFA)

Continuous Assessment 50%

Final semester examination 50%

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