Compulsory 5 day excursion in the week before the start of semester
Enables students to recognise and interpret Earth materials and their history. The unit is aimed at students with a professional interest in the Earth. The unit commences with a pre-semester field trip to the spectacular east coast of Tasmania. The excursion provides a valuable hands-on experience recognising ancient marine sedimentary rocks, granites and the effects of mountain building. During semester, students learn about minerals, the fundamental components of all rocks. They will follow the paths of ice, wind, rivers and seas to understand the processes that form sedimentary rocks. They explore the evolution of magmas within the Earth that can solidify slowly into a granite pluton or erupt violently to form volcanoes. Lectures cover aspects of mineralogy, igneous petrology, volcanology and sedimentology. Examining rocks under the microscope is an important aspect of the practical sessions, which re-inforce lecture content.
|Unit name||Earth's Materials and Interior|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Dr Karin Orth
Assoc. Prof Sebastien Meffre, Professor Vadim Kamenetsky, Dr Rebecca Carey
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2019: $1,169.00||2019: $2,200.00||010703|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
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
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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