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- 12 Jul 2021
Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Outline major scientific theories and ideas on the geological and geobiological history of earth
- Identify rocks and minerals associated with Earth resources and which underpin models of how metalliferous and some energy resources form and are discovered
- Recognise how human activities influence surface and near surface environments on Earth
- Natural hazards
- Environmental issues
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
The subject provides a broad understanding of the dynamic processes that are active at and near the surface of the Earth and is suitable for general science and arts students with an interest in the geological sciences. The subject delves back through the layers of time, examining fossils and rocks to uncover the evolution of life on Earth. It investigates the nature and origin of Earth resources that fuel our civilisation. It brings geoscience into the context of our environment, encompassing issues such as mining, groundwater and natural hazards. Practical sessions are devoted to understanding ancient life, identifying ore minerals and understanding processes of ore formation, understanding environmental issues such as groundwater flow, and introducing hydrocarbon exploration methods.
- Tutoiral Quizzes (11%%)
- Practical Test (10%)
- Final Exam (45%%)
- Field Report (9%%)
- Practical Tasks (25%%)
Current study term: 11 Jul 21 to 17 Oct 21
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