GEOL120 Dynamic Earth

Updated: 12 April 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
05 September 2019 08 September 2019 Mandatory None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites GEOL110 or GEOS1040
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None
Notes

The School of Environmental and Rural Science considers all practical/laboratory/tutorial activities as essential to student learning. Attendance and participation in all practical/laboratory/tutorial classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Ed Saunders (ed.saunders@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit builds on GEOL110 'our blue planet' with a key focus on solid earth and environmental geology issues. Dynamic earth provides an overview of the building blocks of the planet, and the materials that make up Earth's crust and the processes that operate to form these materials. Topics include minerals, igneous and volcanic rocks, tectonic processes that shape Earth's crust, including the principles of sedimentology, palaeontology, and stratigraphy. Elements of structural and metamorphic geology, the geology of Australia, the occurrence and origin of natural resources (minerals and fossil fuels), the application of geophysical methods in geology, and environmental geology issues are also discussed. Practical/laboratory exercises re-enforce the important topics covered in the unit.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Shrink Wrapped Package(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Earth: Portrait of a Planet 6th edition and Geotours Workbook 2nd edition set

ISBN: 9780393699388
Marshak, S., Wiley 6th ed. 2018

Note: If you purchased this pack for GEOL110 you do not need to purchase it again.

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assignments 25% On Campus and Online 1000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3

Compulsory Online Quizzes 25% On Campus and Online
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3

Compulsory Practical 0%
Assessment Notes

The School of Environmental and Rural Science considers all practical/laboratory/tutorial activities as essential to student learning. Attendance and participation in all practical/laboratory/tutorial classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.

Compulsory Practical Exercises 25% On Campus and Online 1000
Assessment Notes

Laboratory and practical exercises

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3

Compulsory Report 25% On Campus and Online 1000
Assessment Notes

Excursion Reports

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a technical and theoretical knowledge of the subject by applying basic scientific methods in a geological context;
  2. explain fundamental concepts in stratigraphy, palaeontology, tectonics, geologic structures, metamorphism, Earth resources and geophysics; and by doing so demonstrate a technical and theoretical knowledge of the subject and the ability to communicate information to others using written and verbal formats; and
  3. observe, understand and interpret geologic and topographic maps and by doing so the student will also demonstrate the ability to analyse information to complete a range of activities.