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GEOS2914: Volcanoes, Resources and Sustainability (Adv)

This unit has the same objectives as GEOS2114 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 performance to date. 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).

Code GEOS2914
Academic unit Geosciences Academic Operations
Credit points 6
A mark of 75 or above in (GEOS1XX or GEOL1XXX)
GEOS2114 or GEOL2001

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Understand key petrological and structural concepts relevant to deep crustal and mantle processes.
  • LO2. Apply these concepts to analyse igneous rocks, and unravel their mineralogy, structure and geochemical evolution.
  • LO3. Identify the main types and settings of Earth’s volcanism.
  • LO4. Understand the main variables that contribute to the evolution and diversity of magmas.
  • LO5. Understand the selective processes associated with the formation of ore deposits and factors that contribute to economically and socially responsible resource extraction.
  • LO6. Employ geochemical data to assess the origin and evolution of various magma types.
  • LO7. Employ isotopic data to assess the origin and evolution of various magma types.
  • LO8. Source and analyse information, assess its reliability and significance.
  • LO9. Communicate scientific information appropriately, both orally and through written work.
  • LO10. Engage in team and group work for scientific investigations and for the process of learning.
  • LO11. Develop a sense of responsibility, ethical behaviour and independence as a learner and as a scientist.