GEOS4498 Fundamentals of Sedimentology

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
To give appropriate sedimentary geology background to students entering Master of Hydrogeology (coursework or coursework and dissertation) to supplement their prior learning and provide a foundation for the master's degree.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate understanding of key concepts related to the formation and modification of common sedimentary materials; (2) demonstrate ability to describe common sedimentary materials and interpret their processes of formation; and (3) demonstrate scientific skills in recording and presenting reasoned interpretations in written form.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) online quizzes; (2) practical assignments; and (3) written assignments. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Moyra Wilson
Unit rules
Enrolment in Master of Hydrogeology 72540
Contact hours
workshops: 1 to 2 workshops per week for up to 3 hours for 10 weeks; additional 1 to 2 lectures for last 6 weeks
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
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  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.