PROCESSES THAT SHAPE THE EARTH

GEO1PRO

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Earth Science is about understanding the planet on which we live. GEO1PRO provides foundation geoscience knowledge and skills applicable across many areas of employment, through study of the formation and alteration of minerals and rocks, the processes that shape the crust of the Earth and how humans interact with these processes, and the history of life on Earth. Practical experience is directed at recognising common rocks, minerals and fossils, and the interpretation of geological maps.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJohn Webb

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

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Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Essentials of geology

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorMarshak, S

Year2013

Edition/Volume4TH ED

PublisherW.W. NORTON, NEW YORK

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Geology of Australia

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorJohnson, D

Year2004

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCUP, CAMBRIDGE

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify and describe the physical properties and composition of common rock types and the minerals that form them, relating these to the modes of rock formation.
02. Relate the Theory of Plate Tectonics to processes that form rocks, minerals and structures within the Earth's lithosphere.
03. Apply the principles of relative and absolute dating to the interpretation of geological histories and the general history of Earth and its life forms.
04. Describe processes that occur at or near the surface of the Earth that cause changes to rock materials, landscapes and the environment, relating these to the way humans interact with them
05. Apply geological principles to the interpretation of structures in the crust and their depiction on geological maps and cross-sections.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJohn Webb

Class requirements

Directed ReadingWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours directed reading per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Field TripWeek: 20 - 20
One 1.00 day field trip per study period on saturday during the day from week 20 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

PracticalWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Four practical exercises (each equivalent to 200 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 1-hour practical examination

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5

One 1.5-hour theory examination

N/ACentral examIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Excursion report (500 words)

N/AReportIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

6 (biweekly) online quizzes (each equivalent to 100 words)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5