GEOL313 Environmental Geology

Updated: 10 May 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites GEOL110 or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions GEOL205
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) Luke Milan (lmilan@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit covers topical issues such as land use issues, geological hazards, resource management and human impact on the environment. Students will learn about volcanic hazards, earthquakes, tsunami, flooding, ground water resources, mineral resources and mining, soil resources and aspects of earths climate. Students undertake a research project on a suitable environmental geology problem of their choice that is accessible and local to their residence.

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.

Environmental Geology

ISBN: 9781260547795
Montgomery, C. W., McGraw-Hill 11th ed. 2019

Text refers to: Trimester 2, 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 Assignment 1 45% 2000
Assessment Notes

Research

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 3, 5

Compulsory Assignment 1 Research Proposal 20% 1000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3

Compulsory Online Assessment 35% 2000
Assessment Notes

5 x online quizzes worth 7% each

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

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.


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a broad and coherent theoretical/technical understanding of the geological processes and their controls and influences on many aspects of environmental science;
  2. apply independent research skills and well developed judgement to analyse and evaluate source reliability and data evaluation;
  3. communicate effectively through report writing using appropriate referencing;
  4. demonstrate a broad and coherent theoretical/technical knowledge of the subject using geological concepts in applications regarding community-based, and industry-based issues; and
  5. demonstrate a broad and coherent theoretical/technical knowledge of the subject by using those skills to solve unpredictable and sometimes complex problems arising within the subject.