Handbook

GEOL30003 Sedimentary Geology

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 24-Jul-2017 to 22-Oct-2017
Assessment Period End 17-Nov-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 04-Aug-2017
Census Date 31-Aug-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 22-Sep-2017


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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 2 x one hour lectures per week; 1 x three hour practical class per week. A field trip may be substituted for some of the lectures and practical class time
Total Time Commitment:

Estimated total time commitment of 170 hours

Prerequisites:
Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites:

None

Recommended Background Knowledge:

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Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2
12.50
Non Allowed Subjects:

None

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/

Coordinator

Assoc Prof Malcolm Wallace

Contact

Email: mww@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

Topics covered include facies analysis and petrology of carbonate, terrigenous and chemical sediments; techniques used in stratigraphic analysis and sequence stratigraphy; sedimentary geochemistry and its applications; principles and applications of palaeontology with respect to stratigraphy; post-depositional processes, including diagenesis and weathering, that alter rocks after their formation; chemical interactions between minerals and groundwater in weathered rocks and weathering products; the processes involved in hydrocarbon generation and organic maturation; and application of sedimentary geology to understanding sediment-hosted ore deposits.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this subject, students should have acquired a basic understanding of sedimentary geology, including sedimentary environments of carbonates, clastics, and chemical sediments, sedimentary diagenesis, stratigraphy, micropaleontology, sediment-hosted ore deposits and petroleum geology.

Assessment:

A two hour practical examination held at the end of the semester (25%); practical assessment in the form of short tests during the semester in weeks 4 and 8 (10%) andtwo assessed practicals due at the end of the practical (5%); a two hour written examination in the examination period (60%).

Prescribed Texts:

None

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Notes:

This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (both pre-2008 and new degrees), BASc or a combined BSc course.

Special Requirements: Geological hammer, hand lens and magnet. Students should consult the Earth Sciences web site for dates, charges for excursions, accommodation and food and other information including safety requirements.

Related Course(s): Master of Environmental Science
Master of Geoscience
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Geology
Geology
Geology
Geology
Geology
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