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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Describe scientific theories relevant to the workings of the Earth and other planets.
- Identify and explain how Earth processes form the world around us.
- Collect, analyse, and interpret geological data using a variety of field and lab-based techniques.
- Integrate geological information/data sets to explain the evolution of Earth environments.
- Week 1 - Introduction
- Week 2 - Early Earth
- Week 3 - Planet Earth the Goldilocks Planet
- Week 4 - Geological Time
- Week 5 - Minerals
- Week 6 - Chemical foundations for mineralogy
- Week 7 - Silicate minerals
- Week 8 - Physical properties of minerals
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Planet Earth has been shaped over 4.5 billion years by ever-changing dynamic processes. These processes can help us to understand how the Earth formed, has evolved, and will continue to change, from its deep internal structure to its more familiar outer surface. In this subject, we will scale the highest mountains and plunge into the deepest oceans in our quest to better understand the driving forces that shape the world we know today. In the practicals, you will learn to read the messages encoded in rocks and minerals which provide clues on how different Earth environments have evolved over millions and billions of years – and what these tell us about the future of our planet. You will learn to see the landscape with new eyes and be challenged to apply your skills in through field-based activities. KEA101 is a required subject in the Earth Sciences major and prerequisite for the study of Earth Science subjects at second year level. This subject is suitable for general science and arts students with an interest in the workings of Planet Earth.
- Lecture Quizzes (10%)
- Practical Tests (10%)
- Examination - Take Home (40%)
- Practicals (30%)
- Excursion (10%)
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