Courses & Units

Deep Earth KEA209

Hobart

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Introduction

This unit provides students with an understanding of geological processes that shape the Earth and the tools and approaches used to map and interpret the geology of the Earth's crust and mantle. The unit provides introductions to structural geology, geophysics, geochronology, and metamorphic and igneous petrology, providing the basic knowledge and skills needed to recognize and interpret Earth materials and their history. There is a strong emphasis on the methods and skills required to produce and interpret geological maps.

Summary

Unit name Deep Earth
Unit code KEA209
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Earth Sciences
Coordinator

Rob Scott

Teaching staff

Michael Roach, Rob Scott, Michael Baker and Sebastien Meffre

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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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

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Learning Outcomes

1

Outline current knowledge and scientific theories upon which systematic understanding of the Earth's interior and geological history is based

2

Interpret the geological history of rocks and regions using a range of techniques (e.g. geological mapping, geophysics, analysis of structural data, thin section petrography)

3

Produce interpretive cross-sections of subsurface geology based on surface geological and/or geophysical data

4

(Working either individually or in groups) Collect meaningful geological information (e.g. rock types, spatial and geometric information, etc) in the field or from digital simulations of rock outcrops.

Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
010703 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,354.00

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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

ATT1 - 3 x 1 hr practical tests (10%)

ATT2 - Geological mapping exercises (10%)

ATT3 - 2-hr theory exam Nov (50%)

ATT4 - Practical exercises (20%)

ATT5 - Ten quizzes (10%)

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Textbooks

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