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EA3200 - Advanced Structural and Metamorphic Geology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject is a follow-up of EA2300: Introductory Metamorphic and Structural Geology. In the metamorphic section, emphasis will be placed on the techniques used to reconstruct the tetono-metamorphic and fluid evolution of a metamorphic terrain. The structural geology section is aimed to enhance the learner's capabilities to provide high-standard descriptions and interpretations of geometric, kinematic and structural data of deformed rocks and regions.

Learning Outcomes

  • understand the thermodynamics of metamorphic reactions;
  • understand the fundamental concepts of rock deformation such as rheology, stress and strain;
  • be able to describe, characterise and analyse a large variety of structural and metamorphic geological data;
  • to write a geological report;
  • have an understanding of how to study a metamorphic terrain using (a) mineral relationships in thin sections, (b) mineral chemistry, and (c) whole-rock chemical data.
Prerequisites: AT LEAST 12 CREDIT POINTS AT LEVEL 2 INCLUDING EA2220 AND EA2300
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EA5042

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Jan Huizenga
Lecturer: Dr Ioan Sanislav.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours lectures
  • 39 hours practicals
  • 8 hours fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); (60%).

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.