- Code EMSC8034
- 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, Environmental Studies, Earth Physics, Geology
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Rhodri Davies
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2020
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This course includes an on campus activity/ies. Check timetable for details. Contact course convener if you are unable to travel to Canberra.
This course will reveal to students the biggest unanswered questions in the Earth Sciences. Students will be introduced to the breadth of science undertaken at the Research School of Earth Sciences and will gain an appreciation for the different research approaches utilised and facilities available. Further, this course will provide a framework for students to make an informed choice of research supervisor and project for their subsequent studies.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Discuss and critique the principles of Earth Science and the framework they provide for addressing cutting edge research problems.
- Evaluate and debate the broad role of the Earth Sciences and how it is applied to global issues such as natural hazards, environmental change and mineral resources.
- Assess information concerning new discoveries in individual research fields and relate this to the broader Earth Sciences.
- Present the ideas underlying complex scientific techniques, their application and significance to their peers.
- Workshops. The student’s highest 8 marks will be combined, each representing 10% of the final coursework component. Post-workshop problem-set (60% of the grade for an individual workshop) Oral communication at workshop (40% of the grade for an individual workshop) (80) [LO 1,2,3]
- School Seminar Summary (20) [LO 3,4]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:
- Face-to face component which may consist of 1 x 2 hour workshop and 1-2 x 1 hour school seminars each week
- Approximately 94 hours of self-study which will include approximately 3 hours of preparatory work per week and the completion of a 3 hour problem set after each workshop. Students will be expected to spend approximately 10 hours preparing an oral presentation as a component of their final assessment.
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Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed texts for each workshop will be posted on Wattle one week in advance.
An undergraduate-level background in Earth Sciences, or cognate subjects, such as Chemistry, Marine Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics and Physical Geography.
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- 6 units
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