|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||College of Science and Engineering|
This subject is an introduction into Earth Science. The subject will provide students with the background knowledge necessary for studies in the field of geoscience or any other related science. Over 4.6 billion years, the Earth has evolved from a mass of lifeless molten rock to moving continents, changing oceans and teeming life forms. This subject looks at how and why Earth has evolved from its origin to the present day. Plate tectonics is an underlying theme, affecting the interaction between energy and matter on, above, and below Earth's surface. Minerals, rocks and the rock cycle are studied together with the sedimentary, magmatic, metamorphic and tectonic processes that lead to the formation of mineral deposits that are vital to modern societies.
|EA1001 EA1003 EA1100 EA1110 EA1002|
|Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal|
|Census Date 25-Aug-2022|
|Coord/Lect:||Dr Jan Huizenga, Dr Alex McCoy-West.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.