- Code EMSC6014
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
This course will cover:
- The weathering of rocks, and the development of Regolith.
- Development of soils.
- 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 attend joint classes with undergraduates (EMSC2014) but will be assessed separately. including a requirment to co do a research paper.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. Observe and compare sedimentary depositional environments from outcrops, drill cores and diagrams.
2. Apply stratigraphic methods to analyse the evolution of past environments .
3. Explain 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 explain how that has influenced modern Earth Science.
5. Recognise and examine fundamental weathering processes.
Other InformationThere will be a weekend fieldtrip to the NSW South Coast. The cost of this trip in 2015 was $175.
Assessment will be based on:
- Theory Exam (50%, LO 1-5)
- Laboratory and field work reports (30%, LO 1 - 3 & 5)
- Research paper (20%, LO 1 - 3 & 5)
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3 hours of lectures, 2 hours of laboratory per week, total 65 contact hours.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Bachelor degree including Earth Science/Geology or Chemistry to a first year level
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|Class start date
|Last day to enrol
|Class end date
|Mode Of Delivery
|15 Feb 2016
|26 Feb 2016
|31 Mar 2016
|27 May 2016