GEOL120 Dynamic EarthUpdated: 26 September 2019
Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.
|Supervised Exam||There is no supervised examination.|
|Pre-requisites||GEOL110 or GEOS1040|
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.
|Coordinator(s)||Ed Saunders (email@example.com)|
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.
|Materials||Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.|
|Disclaimer||Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.|
Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: