GEOL311 Palaeontology and StratigraphyUpdated: 12 November 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||GEOL102 or GEOL202 or candidature in a postgraduate award|
Unit will only be offered in even numbered years:
|Coordinator(s)||John Paterson (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
This unit covers a variety of topics in both palaeontology and stratigraphy, including evolution, phylogeny, early life forms, Ediacaran life, the Cambrian explosion, taphonomy (fossil preservation), palaeoecology, palaeobiogeography, extinctions, lithostratigraphy, biostratigraphy, and chronostratigraphy. The unit will also investigate some of the major invertebrate fossil groups, in addition to microfossils and trace fossils. The unit includes a 2-day field excursion during the 6-day mandatory intensive school.
|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: