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GEOS2924: Earth's History and the Biosphere (Adv)

This unit has the same objectives as GEOS2124 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 GEOS2924
Academic unit Geosciences Academic Operations
Credit points 6
A mark of 75 or above in [(GEOS1003 or GEOS1903) or (GEOS2114 or GEOS2914)]
GEOL2123 or GEOL2124 or GEOS2124

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

  • LO1. Understand and apply concepts of stratigraphy to geological times.
  • LO2. Recognise major fossil groups, their evolution and significance for understanding the rise and decline of past life-forms, ecosystems and environments.
  • LO3. Understand mountain building processes and document geological environments through 3D mapping techniques integrating paleontological, stratigraphy and structural data, to understand past geological events and their environmental consequences.
  • LO4. Recognize and explain how the Earth is in a constant state of change through the action of coupled environmental, biological and geological processes.
  • LO5. In the field or in the lab, source and analyse information, assess its reliability and significance, become adept at extracting patterns from noisy dataset.
  • LO6. Communicate (oral and written) scientific information to various audiences.
  • LO7. Engage in teamwork for scientific investigations and for the process of learning.
  • LO8. Develop a sense of responsibility, ethical behaviour and independence as a learner and as a scientist.