Courses & Units

Earth Resources, Environments and Evolution KEA102

Hobart

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Introduction

The unit provides a broad understanding of the dynamic processes that are active on the surface of the Earth and is suitable for general science and arts students with an interest in the geological sciences. It introduces the nature and origin of Earth resources that fuel our civilisation; brings geoscience into the context of our environment, encompassing issues such as mining, groundwater and natural hazards; delves back through the layers of time, examining fossils and rocks to uncover the evolution of life on Earth; and provides a summary of Tasmanian geology. There are substantial practical sessions devoted to ancient life, identifying and interpreting ore minerals, understanding groundwater flow, and introducing hydrocarbon exploration methods, as well as a half day excursion to evaluate Hobart geological hazards. A one day fieldtrip (on a weekend) will introduce students to aspects of ore geology, igneous intrusions, and the sedimentary rock patterns that are seen before and during a global mass extinction event.

Summary

Unit name Earth Resources, Environments and Evolution
Unit code KEA102
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Physical Sciences
Discipline Earth Sciences
Coordinator

Dr Karin Orth

Teaching staff

Prof David Cooke, Dr Evan Orovan, Dr Anita Parbhakar-Fox

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2017: $1,131.00 2017: $2,055.00 010703

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

3xl-hr lecture, 3-hr lab weekly (13 weeks), 1 day excursion

Assessment

1x2 hour theory exam in Nov (45%), periodical quizzes (5%); practicals: continuous assessment (20%), practical exam in Oct (15%);1 excursion by field test (10%), virtual excursion assignment (5%)

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Textbooks

Required

Information about textbook requirements is available in the Unit Outline.

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