- Code EMSC2024
- 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, Geography, Earth Physics, Geology
- Academic career UGRD
- Prof Trevor Ireland
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2019
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This course will explore frontier geoscience problems in an holistic manner. In this course you will develop skills needed to define and interpret Earth's history, and past and present environmental change. You will learn about the application of chemistry to the Earth Sciences and have the opportunity to work in the field to learn practical skills in natural chemical processes. Major areas covered include elemental transport by water, the chemical composition of rocks and the use of isotopes as tracers of geological processes. This course will test your ability to synthesize course content and demonstrate an understanding of Earth and surfacial interactions.
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:
- Understand the behaviour of elements in a geochemical context and relate this to how elements redistribute within the Earth.
- Learn to think of Earth chemistry in terms of interactions between reservoirs.
- Understand the major processes that form and modify the Earth's crust and mantle.
- Use isotopes to trace geological processes and age date specific events.
- Evaluate published geochemical and isotopic data.
- Understand the theory and applications of analysis of materials.
- Work as a team in the field.
Indicative AssessmentAssessment will be based on:
- Theory exam after the mid-semester break (35% LO 1–4).
- Final exam (35% LO 1, 4–6).
- Seven best assignments based on the 10 practical exercises held weekly throughout the semester. (30%, LO1–7).
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WorkloadThis course will include 36 hours of lectures, 33 hours of laboratory classes and a local weekend field trip.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed Texts"Geochemistry" by William M. White
Assumed KnowledgeBasic chemistry and geology
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|9594||22 Jul 2019||29 Jul 2019||31 Aug 2019||25 Oct 2019||In Person||N/A|