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GEOL30009 Advanced Field Geology

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:

July, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 05-Jul-2017 to 19-Jul-2017
Assessment Period End 01-Sep-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 07-Jul-2017
Census Date 21-Jul-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 11-Aug-2017

This subject requires all students to actively and safely participate in field activities.



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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 12 days of fieldwork. Total contact is 72 hours
Total Time Commitment:

Estimated total time commitment of 170 hours

Prerequisites:
Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
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 Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Coordinator

Dr Steven Boger

Contact

Email: mww@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

Depending on staffing and student numbers, excursion sites may include:

  • Flinders Ranges of South Australia, where students will be introduced to the style of sedimentation and nature of deformation and exhumation of portions of the Adelaide Geosyncline;
  • Broken Hill and regions within the Curnamona Craton of South Australia and New South Wales in which students will be introduced to skills that are relevant to the understanding of packages of deformed and metamorphosed rocks and their interpretation
  • Central Australia in which students will be introduced to an intracontinental fold and thrust belt and its relationship to the adjacent metamorphic basement and sedimentary basin;

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this subject, students should have skills in field geology that will enable them to identify unfamiliar minerals and rocks in the field, collate and interpret observations from stratigraphy and rock relationships and structural geology. They should appreciate how observable geological phenomena can be documented, analysed and interpreted to provide an understanding of Earth processes.

Assessment:

A written report of up to 2500 words due at the end of semester (75%); Selected field exercises and laboratory exercises (25%).

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 Geoscience
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Geology
Geology
Geology
Geology
Geology
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