- Code EMSC8021
- 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, Science Communication, Geology
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
This course consists of a series of advanced modules from the discipline areas of geochemistry and petrology. The course combines advanced theory in these areas with integrated case studies and applications related to current research topics. The course provides an introduction to some frontier topics that fall outside of traditional geochemistry courses, in addition to more detailed coverage of some fundamental areas of geochemistry and petrology, which underpin student research projects.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Describe, define and compare advanced geochemical and petrological processes and variables.
- Interpret, quantify and explain relevant geochemical, thermodynamic and petrological constraints on research problems in the Earth and planetary sciences.
- Synthesize, interpret and critically evaluate peer-reviewed geochemical and petrological literature.
- Communicate both orally and in writing, to a peer audience.
- Formulate and develop simple thermodynamic and numerical models using Microsoft Excel and Python.
- Oral and written syntheses, which interpret and critically evaluate peer-reviewed literature (60) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Processing and interpretation of complex data sets, including cutting-edge laboratory data generated at RSES (40) [LO 5]
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The course is intensively taught with varying contact hours; in most weeks there are three 3-hour blocks that consist of a lecture followed by a practical. The Course guide on Wattle will give up-to-date information about the exact scheduling of classes.
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Requisite and Incompatibility
Reading material will be uploaded to Wattle as and when required.
An undergraduate-level background in Earth Sciences or an equivalent level of exposure to some fundamental concepts in mineralogy, volcanology, solid-state chemistry or planetary processes.
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