EA2010 - Introductory Geology
|Student Contribution Band:
||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.
- understand how the Earth functions as a dynamic system;
- understand the physical and chemical evolution of the Earth;
- be able to identify rock forming minerals;
- be able to identify igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks and metamorphic rocks.
- end of semester exam (40%)
- quizzes or tests (25%)
- practical test (35%).
|EA1001 EA1003 EA1100 EA1110 EA1002
Study Period 2
|Census Date 27-Aug-2020
||Dr Jan Huizenga.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 39 hours lectures
- 36 hours practicals
- assessment and self-directed study
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