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.
|Unit name||Deep Earth|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Michael Roach, Rob Scott, Michael Baker and Sebastien Meffre
|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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Outline current knowledge and scientific theories upon which systematic understanding of the Earth's interior and geological history is based
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)
Produce interpretive cross-sections of subsurface geology based on surface geological and/or geophysical data
(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.
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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
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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