2017 Summer School Subject List
Introduction to Geology (GEOS1003) - Applications Closed
|Faculty: Science |
Credit Points: 6
|Start Date: 18 Jan 2017 |
End Date: 24 Feb 2017
Status: Applications Closed
Applications Open: 04 Oct 2016
Applications Close: 04 Jan 2017
Census date: 30 Jan 2017
On-time withdrawals close: 30 Jan 2017
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: Yes
The aim of this unit of study is to examine the chemical and physical processes involved in mineral formation, the interior of the Earth, surface features, sedimentary environments, volcanoes, and metamorphism. Lectures and laboratory sessions on mountain building processes and the formation of mineral deposits will lead to an understanding of the forces controlling the geology of our planet. Processes such as weathering, erosion and nature of sedimentary environments are related to the origin of the Australian landscape. In addition to laboratory classes there is a one-day excursion to the western Blue Mountains and Lithgow to examine geological objects in their setting.
1 x 3hr Exam; 4 x In-class quizzes; Practical work submission.
Start Date: 18 Jan 2017 End Date: 24 Feb 2017
Wed & Fri: 11:00 - 13:00 hrs
Wed & Fri: 14:00 - 17:00 hrs
Wed 1st March at 10:00 (3 hrs & 15 mins)
Madsen Petrology Lab 336.
Portrait of a Planet; Stephen Marshak Norton: Recommended.