GEOL209 Mineralogy, Petrology and GeochemistryUpdated: 25 September 2019
Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.
|Supervised Exam||There is no supervised examination.|
|Restrictions||GEOS2170 (University of Newcastle)|
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 provides students with background theory and practical skills to use a petrographic microscope, identify igneous rocks and understand the fundamentals of geochemistry. These fundamental earth science skills enable the scientist to undertake analysis of rocks and minerals to determine the nature of their formation, composition and relationships to other rocks. It is necessary for students to complete this unit before selected geology 200- and 300-level units. The unit will mainly be taught online using a virtual microscope. These skills plus theoretical aspects of microscopy will be assessed via online quizzes. There will be a short intensive school where students have the opportunity to use a real petrographic microscope.
|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: