- Code EMSC6001
- 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, Geology
Advanced field mapping in a deformed terrain, teaching the skills required to make a map when the geology is complicated. The field component is held over two weeks in late June/July and maps are submitted for assessment at the end of the field period. Graduate student reports will be completed by the end of July.
NOTE: Graduate students will attend joint classes with undergraduates, but will be required to complete additional assessment, which will require a greater level of conceptual understanding.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On satisfying the requirements of this course students will:
- Develop an advanced knowledge of field mapping techniques.
- Identify, characterize, and develop solutions to field-based problems: Respond to problems by developing and applying a program to collect, analyze, and organise information and ideas in a coherent manner. Develop interpretations of field data and convey these ideas clearly through the use of a map.
- Analyse data collected in the field using a variety of techniques including steronets, 2-D and 3-D models to develop an understanding of the geological history of an area. Students will learn to present these results in professional and succinct manner in the form of a 2500 word report.
- Develop the advanced skills to formulate a map with the framework of current best practice.
- Interact effectively with others in order to work towards a common outcome; generate ideas and adapt innovatively to changing environments; work and learn independently in a remote setting; evaluate opinions, make decisions and to reflect critically on the justifications for decisions.
- Formulate an advanced understanding of social and civic responsibilities in and out of the field. This will involve understanding and respect of the ethics and ethical standards used in the exploration and mining business and developing an understanding of other cultures and times and an appreciation of cultural diversity.
Indicative AssessmentBased on the quality of the maps and cross- sections produced in the field, plus a participation component. Field notebooks will be also examined as supplementary material.
Assessment is detailed below:(Learning Outcomes 1-6)
Mapping in the field: 85% of total mark (see breakdown below)
Moondarra Mapping exercise 50% of mapping mark
Individual mapping 10% of mapping mark
Mica creek outcrop mapping 10% of mapping mark
Mica creek 30% of mapping mark
Graduate assessment - 2500 word report detailing the geological history and undertaking a structural analysis of the Moondarra Area: 15% of total mark
This assessment is designed to allow graduate students to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the area and to allow analysis of the data collected during the field trip.
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WorkloadTwo weeks intensive field mapping to be held in the break between semesters 1 and 2
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Research School of Earth Sciences to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Preliminary ReadingThe Mapping of Geological Structures, K. R. McClay
Geological Field Techniques, A. Coe
The Techniques of Modern Structural Geology, J. G. Ramsay and M. Huber
Assumed KnowledgeIt is expected that students have completed EMSC3002/EMSC6030 Structural Geology and Tectonics and EMSC3024/EMSC6024 before attempting this course
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|6783||01 Jul 2018||06 Jul 2018||06 Jul 2018||22 Jul 2018||In Person||N/A|