2018 Winter School Subject List

Introduction to Geology (GEOS1003) - Opens 04 Oct 2016

Faculty: Science
Department: Geosciences
Level: Undergraduate
Credit Points: 6

(1) Dr Tom Hubble - tom.hubble@sydney.edu.au

(1) Dr Tom Hubble - tom.hubble@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 18 Jan 2017 
End Date: 24 Feb 2017 
Capacity: 60 
Status: Places available 
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


    There are no listed prerequisites for this course.


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

Final Exam:

Wed 1st March at 10:00 (3 hrs & 15 mins)


Madsen Petrology Lab 336.


Portrait of a Planet; Stephen Marshak Norton: Recommended.