Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:June, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 12 days of fieldwork. Total contact is 72 hours |
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours
|Prerequisites:|| One of |
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||
Credit cannot be gained for both this subject and either
|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 Wallace, Dr Sandra Mclaren
Excursion sites that may be visited include:
|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%); Selected field exercises and laboratory exercises (25%).
|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|
This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (both pre-2008 and new degrees), BASc or a combined BSc course.
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.
Bachelor of Science |
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