• Offered by Research School of Earth Sciences
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Earth and Marine Science
  • Areas of interest Earth and Marine Sciences
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Bradley Opdyke
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course EMSC6014
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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This course will cover:

  • The weathering of rocks, and the development of Regolith.
  • Sediments, cations and anions will be tracked into various depositional environments, from rivers, to deserts, to marginal marine environments to the deep sea.
  • Fundamental concepts for deciphering depositional environments such as sedimentary textures and structures.
  • Treatment of modern Stratigraphic disciplines: Lithostratigraphy, Magnetostratigraphy, Seismic Stratigraphy, Chronostratigraphy and Geologic Time.

Laboratory: Practical work will be designed to help students recognise sedimentary structures in hand specimen and microscopic thin section. Students will be taught to recognise depositional environments in the field during a field trip to the NSW South Coast.

Note: Graduate students (EMSC6014) attend joint classes with undergraduates but will be assessed separately.

Learning Outcomes

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Observe and recognise sedimentary depositional environments from outcrops, drill cores and diagrams.

2. Demonstrate understanding of stratigraphic methods.

3. Describe  the basic principles, chemical and physical processess at the surface of the Earth.

4. Describe the debates and history of the early thinkers in Geology and how that has influenced modern Earth Science.

5. Recognise and understand fundamental weathering processes.

Other Information

There will be a weekend fieldtrip to the NSW South Coast. The cost of this trip in 2015 was $175.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:

  • Laboratory and field work reports (50%, LO 1 - 3 & 5)
  • Examination (50%, LO 1-5)

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Workload

3 hours of lectures, 2 hours of laboratory per week, total 65 contact hours.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 6 units of 1000 level EMSC or CHEM courses. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed GEOL2014 or EMSC6014.

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Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
2762 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person

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