GEOL206 Field Mapping and Sedimentology

Updated: 26 October 2018
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

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

Start Finish Attendance Notes
26 April 2019 03 May 2019 Mandatory Both on campus and online students must attend the mandatory intensive school.
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites GEOL120 or GEOS1050 (offered at the University of Newcastle) or candidature in a postgraduate award
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

An intensive school covers topics including an introduction to sedimentary rocks, sedimentary environments - past and present, and stratigraphic principles. Practical classes cover identification of sedimentary rocks and textures in hand specimen and thin section, stratigraphic correlation. During the field mapping school, students use field mapping tools and techniques, including application of state-of-the-art remotely sensed imagery, and learn to identify sedimentary rocks and geological structures.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

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

Geological Field Techniques

ISBN: 9781444330625
Coe, A.L. and others, Wiley-Blackwell 2010

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

ISBN: 9781405135924
Nichols, G., Wiley Blackwell 2nd ed. 2009

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Recommended Material
Optional

Text(s):

Note: Recommended material is held in the University Library - purchase is optional

Atlas of Sedimentary Rocks Under the Microscope

ISBN: 9780582301184
Adams, A.E., MacKenzie, W.S. and Guilford, C., Longman 1984

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

ISBN: 9781292021287
Boggs, S. Jr., Pearson Education International ed. 2013

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Sedimentary Petrology

ISBN: 9780632057351
Tucker, M.E., Blackwell 3rd ed. 2001

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Sedimentary Rocks in the Field

ISBN: 9780470689165
Tucker, M.E., John Wiley and Sons Ltd 4th ed. 2011

Text refers to: Trimester 1, 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 Fieldwork Report 40% 2000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3, 6

Compulsory Online Quizzes 10% 500
Assessment Notes

2 x online quizzes @ 5% each

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6

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 Component 20% 1000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 30% 2000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 2-6


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. perform basic geological field mapping, and interpret simple geological structures and depositional environments, using modern mapping techniques;
  2. understand and use a range of geological mapping tools, including remote sensing and geophysical imagery;
  3. recognise common sedimentary rocks and be able to interpret common sedimentary environments and facies; this will also demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge, work autonomously and independently construct their own field mapping plan of action;
  4. identify common sedimentary rock-forming minerals and textures under the microscope;
  5. have an understanding of theoretical aspects of sedimentology such as facies associations, depositional environments and tectonics; and
  6. competently use and interpret topographic and geologic maps and airphotographs to determine their location in the field, with and without the aid of a Global Positioning System (GPS) device, which will also demonstrate the student's ability to critically analyse and derive solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems dynamically.