Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:June, - Taught on campus.
Lectures and fieldwork.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: This subject is offered over a two-week period either between Semesters 1 and 2 (July) and/or in the Semester 2 break (September). Total contact is 66 hours comprising 60 hours of fieldwork (10 days) and six hours of lectures |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours total time commitment.
Earth Surface Processes (625-223 Field Geology prior to 2009) and Structural Geology and Geodynamics or equivalent.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||Credit cannot be gained for both this subject and either 625-311 or 625-312 (prior to 2004).|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. This subject requires all students to actively and safely participate in fieldwork activities. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this with the subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Malcolm William Wallace
Excursion sites that may be visited include:
If there is sufficient interest, some overseas excursions may be offered.
|Objectives:||At the end of this subject, students should have skills in field geology that will enable them to identify unfamiliar minerals and rocks in the field, collate and interpret observations from stratigraphy and rock relationships and structural geology. They should appreciate how observable geological phenomena can be documented, analysed and interpreted to provide an understanding of Earth processes.|
A written report of up to 2500 words due at the end of semester (75%); field notebooks (10%); field exercises (15%).
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students enrolled in the BSc (pre-2008 BSc), BASc or a combined BSc course will receive science credit for the completion of this subject.
Special Requirements: Geological hammer, hand lens and magnet. Students should consult the Earth Sciences web site for dates, charges for excursions, accommodation and food and other information including safety requirements.
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