Courses & Units

Earth's Surface KEA209

Hobart

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Introduction

The unit is focused on developing skills which are required for understanding geological forces which shape Earth's surface, methods for mapping the geology of the surface and upper crust, and geological process which operate near the Earth's surface. This unit is aimed at students with a professional interest in the Earth. Lectures cover aspects of remote sensing, hydrogeology, structural geology, and metamorphism. Laboratory work includes an introduction to methods of structural analysis, metamorphic petrology, geological mapping and remote sensing including air photo interpretation. Field work in mid-term break gives students practical experience in mapping techniques.

Summary

Unit name Earth's Surface
Unit code KEA209
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Physical Sciences
Discipline Earth Sciences
Coordinator

Dr Robert Scott

Teaching staff

Dr Michael Roach, Dr Michael Baker, Dr Sasha Stepanov, Dr Anita Parbhakar-Fox

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

Availability

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

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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

Prerequisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

3 x 1-hr lectures and 1 x 3-hr lab work weekly throughout semester 2, plus 3 days of field and project work in the mid-Semester break

Assessment

Practical exam and assessments (30%), mapping excursion (10%), 2-hr theory exam Nov (60%)

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Textbooks

Required

Information about textbook requirements is available in the Unit Outline.

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