• 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 UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Bradley Opdyke
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
    See Future Offerings

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

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

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 2013 was $170.




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.

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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. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution 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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1650
2004 $1926
2005 $2298
2006 $2520
2007 $2520
2008 $2916
2009 $2916
2010 $2916
2011 $2946
2012 $2946
2013 $2946
2014 $2946
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3390
2004 $3450
2005 $3450
2006 $3618
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3456 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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