University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

GEOLOGY 3013 - Tectonics III

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 5 hours per week, plus field trip. Other students may apply to Head of Geology for exemption
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: GEOLOGY 2501 or equivalent
Assumed Knowledge: GEOLOGY 2500 & GEOLOGY 2502
Assessment: Exam, practical assignments, seminar, field trip reports
Syllabus:

This course will develop knowledge of the Earth as a four-dimensional dynamic system. The megascopic structure of the earth - oceanic and continental crust and lithosphere, and the asthenosphere, will be introduced and compared. The basic dynamic potentials acting on the Earth (heat, gravity) will be examined, and their diverse first order effects explored (isostasy, convection, exhumation, pluming). The concepts of rifting and ocean formation will be examined, as will those of subduction and mantle plumes. Processes of orogenesis will be examined in depth. Recent and Mesozoic evidence (structural, geochemical, geophysical, sedimentological) for the operation of these processes will be examined. We will examine evidence and constraints on interpretation of these processes operating in past geological eras: the Palaeozoic, Proterozoic and Archaean. Emphasis will be placed upon understanding examples from the tectonic evolution of the Australian Plate. Details of field trip will be communicated at start of the course.

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Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 2 $1,169 Band 2 $1,169 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 18/03/2019 Sun 31/03/2019 Fri 10/05/2019 Fri 14/06/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
12936 LE01 50 14 4 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 9am - 10am Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
8 Mar - 12 Apr Friday 1pm - 2pm Engineering Sth, S111, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 10 Jun Monday 9am - 10am Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
3 May - 14 Jun Friday 1pm - 2pm Engineering Sth, S111, Teaching Room
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
12937 PR01 50 14 8 Mar - 12 Apr Friday 2pm - 5:30pm Mawson, 122, Madigan Room
8 Mar - 12 Apr Friday 2pm - 5:30pm Mawson, G12, Computer Suite
3 May - 7 Jun Friday 2pm - 5:30pm Mawson, 122, Madigan Room
3 May - 7 Jun Friday 2pm - 5:30pm Mawson, G12, Computer Suite
Related Class: Fieldwork
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
13044 FL01 50 14 22 Apr - 24 Apr Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8am - 5pm External, External, Off Campus