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GEOS3908: Field Geology in the Digital Age (Adv)

This unit has the same objectives as GEOS3008 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 at the time of enrolment. Students who 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. Specific details for this unit of study will be announced in meetings with students in week prior to the field camp which is usually in the break between semester 1 and 2. This unit of study may be taken as part of the BSc (Advanced).

Code GEOS3908
Academic unit Geosciences Academic Operations
Credit points 6
Credit or greater in (GEOS2124 or GEOS2924)

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

  • LO1. Develop an advanced knowledge of geological mapping and field analysis techniques, acquiring skills transferable to a wide range of geological systems.
  • LO2. Identify geological problems and develop problem-solving skills in the field environment: Address geological problems by designing and implementing a plan of data collection, analysis and interpretation that acknowledges assumptions, limitations, and uncertainty.
  • LO3. Use geological digital data systems to collect and analyse qualitative and quantitative geological information in the field.
  • LO4. Combine modern structural practice with understanding of rock systems (e.g., sedimentary, igneous, metamorphic).
  • LO5. Use field data and potentially synthesize with additional information (e.g., geophysical, geochronological, geochemical, petrological, microstructural data) to unravel complex geological and tectonic processes in space and time.
  • LO6. Present geological observations and interpretations in a professional manner in the form of succinct reports.
  • LO7. Develop and practice fieldwork, health, and safety protocols.
  • LO8. Develop an understanding and appreciation of diversity in problem-solving teams, to actively and effectively collaborate in racially, ethnically, culturally, and gender diverse groups.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.