Courses & Units

Earth's Materials and Interior KEA208

Hobart

Note:

Compulsory 5 day excursion in the week before the start of semester

Introduction

Enables students to recognise and interpret Earth materials and their history. This unit is aimed at students with a professional interest in the Earth. The unit commences a week before semester starts with a field trip to northeast Tasmania which provides valuable hands-on experience recognising ancient marine sediments, and the effects of mountain-belt formation. During semester, studies concentrate on igneous and sedimentary rock types found on and near the Earth's surface. Lectures cover aspects of mineralogy, an introduction to igneous rocks and volcanoes, the classification and origin of sedimentary rocks. Laboratory work includes mineralogy, sedimentology, igneous petrology (microscope work) and volcanology.

Summary

Unit name Earth's Materials and Interior
Unit code KEA208
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Physical Sciences
Discipline Earth Sciences
Coordinator

Dr Karin Orth

Teaching staff

Assoc. Prof Sebastien Meffre, Dr Sasha Stepanov; Dr Martin Jutzeler

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* 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

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Requisites

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

3 x 1-hr lectures and 1 x 3-hr lab work weekly throughout semester 1, plus 5 days of field work before semester 1

Assessment

Practical exams and assessments (25%), compulsory excursion held in the week before start of semester, by field tests and report (25%), 2-hr theory exam (50%)

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Textbooks

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