EARTH STRUCTURE, RESOURCES AND HISTORY OF LIFE
Credit points: 15
Earth Structure, Resources and History of Life is an introductory earth science subject that establishes foundation concepts, knowledge and skills which will enable students to continue studies in the discipline or apply earth science principles within other disciplines and future employment. The subject content includes the study of processes causing deformation of Earth's crust and consequent structural changes in rocks. The study of Earth's resources examines the occurrence and formation of the resources of ore deposits, fossil fuels and groundwater. The history of life on Earth examines concepts of time and the factors affecting the evolution of plants and animals, including climate change and other catastrophes. Practical experience is directed at developing skills in the interpretation of regional rock structures, the interpretation of geological maps, and the study of fossils and stratigraphy.
FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering
Subject Co-ordinatorJohn Webb
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||50 Ideas You Really Need to Know: Earth Edition 1||Prescribed||Redfern, M 2012||QUERCUS PUBLISHING|
|Readings||Essentials of Geology||Prescribed||Marshak, S 2013||4TH ED. W.W. NORTON, NEW YORK|
|Readings||FSTE First Year Survival Guide (second edition)||Recommended||Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering||LA TROBE UNIVERSITY 2012|
|Readings||Geology of Australia||Recommended||Johnson, D 2009||2ND EDN, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJohn Webb
One 1.0 days field trip per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 3.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
|1.5-hour practical examination||20|
|laboratory and excursion reports||20|
|one 2-hour theory examination||40|
|one written assignment||15|
|three short tests||5|