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EART1104 Discovering Earth

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2OnlineOnline timetabled
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the Geology; Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences; Geochemistry; Mining Engineering major sequences
  • Level 1 elective
Content
The objective of this unit is to develop an understanding of fundamental geological concepts and processes. The unit focuses on geological processes that result in the formation of important Earth materials and resources, and learning key concepts and skills that are applied to understanding how Earth's geosphere, biosphere, atmosphere and oceans have evolved through time to present day environments, and which will continue to evolve in the future.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate knowledge of basic geological processes and relationships at global to local scales; (2) make key observations and analyse geoscientific data to investigate geological processes and materials; and (3) effectively communicate ideas and concepts about Earth System science to various audiences in written and/or oral formats.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) web quizzes and practical assessments; (2) written reports; and (3) exercises related to field excursion. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Daniel Peyrot
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Advisable prior study:
EART1105 The Dynamic Planet
Incompatibility:
Nil
Contact hours
52 hours
An interactive
e-textbook is
provided as part
of enrolment in
this unit:

Grotzinger, J. and Jordan, T. Understanding Earth, 7th edn: W. H. Freeman & Co. 2014

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