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Introduction to Geology (Advanced) - GEOS1903

Year - 2020

This unit has the same objectives as GEOS1003 and is suitable for students who wish to pursue aspects of the subject in greater depth. Entry is restricted and selection is made from the applicants on the basis of their ATAR or UAI and/or their university performance at the time of enrolment. Students that elect to take this unit will participate in alternatives to some aspects of the standard unit and will be required to pursue independent work to meet unit objectives. This unit may be taken as part of the BSc (Advanced).

Two 1 hour lectures and one 3 hour practical per week, field classes.

One 2 hour exam, tests, quizzes, practical reports, field report (100%)

The recommended text is Christiansen, E. H., and Hamblin, W. K. (2015). Dynamic earth: An introduction to physical geology. Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.

Assumed knowledge
(ATAR 90 or above) or equivalent


GEOS1003 or GEOL1002 or GEOL1902


Faculty: Science

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Geosciences Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof Tom Hubble
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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