GEOL208 Structural and Metamorphic Geology

Updated: 26 September 2019
Credit Points 6
Location 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
08 August 2020 15 August 2020 Mandatory On-campus and Online students must attend the 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 prior to 2017; GEOL209 from 2017
Co-requisites None
Restrictions GEOS2190 or GEOS3330 (University of Newcastle)
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Luke Milan (
Unit Description

This unit investigates two key subset areas in earth science; structural and metamorphic geology. This unit incorporates theory, practicals and laboratory based learning with a focus on fieldwork skills and observations on natural outcrop. The lab studies include metamorphic petrology, recognition of metamorphic facies, structural analysis, classification and interpretation. The field studies focus on general field skills, geological mapping, structural analysis, constructing geological histories. Recognition and interpretation of metamorphic facies and processes are also taught in the field.

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 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:
  1. demonstrate a broad understanding of metamorphism, metamorphic rocks and the agencies of change in metamorphic rocks;
  2. demonstrate a broad understanding of the geological settings in which metamorphic changes take place;
  3. demonstrate field skills acquired to interpret metamorphic facies and the type of metamorphism in the field;
  4. demonstrate a broad understanding of the fundamentals of structural geology;
  5. demonstrate an ability to produce a geological map based on structural and lithological observations in the field; and
  6. demonstrate an ability to identify, describe and analyse common structures related to deformation and understand the significance of these structures. This will also demonstrate the ability to transmit information to others in written and/or verbal form.