- Code EMSC2014
- 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.
- 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.
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.
There will be a weekend fieldtrip to the NSW South Coast. The cost of this trip in 2015 was $175.
Assessment will be based on:
- Laboratory and field work reports (50%, LO 1 - 3 & 5)
- Examination (50%, LO 1-5)
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3 hours of lectures, 2 hours of laboratory per week, total 65 contact hours.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2762||19 Feb 2018||27 Feb 2018||31 Mar 2018||25 May 2018||In Person||N/A|