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GEOLOGY 3505 - Earth Systems History III

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 6 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: GEOLOGY 2500
Incompatible: GEOLOGY 3014
Assessment: In-class tests; Assignments
Syllabus:

This course studies the fundamental geological and biological processes comprising the Earth System. It focuses on the interactions between the biosphere and the geosphere as the Earth System evolved, and on how those processes can be deciphered through the analysis and interpretation of sedimentary archives. The course will highlight the approaches used to interpret those archives, particularly the geochemical and physical techniques used to quantitatively constrain past climate and biogeochemical cycles, and those used to determine the age and rate of sedimentary deposits. The application of these techniques will be illustrated alongside a narrative of some of the key transitions in Earth's history, including the origins of the atmosphere, ocean and life, carbon cycle fluctuations through time, the expansion and demise of global ice ages and the role of humans in the modern Earth system. With a strong focus upon critical analysis and debate, the course will provide a scientific grounding relevant to a variety of contemporary issues, including resources, climate change and sustainability.

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
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 2 Mon 12/08/2019 Sat 31/08/2019 Fri 20/09/2019 Fri 01/11/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
24863 LE01 90 55 31 Jul - 18 Sep Wednesday 9am - 11am Benham, G10, Benham Lecture Theatre
9 Oct - 30 Oct Wednesday 9am - 11am Benham, G10, Benham Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
24864 PR01 40 5 1 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 1pm - 5pm Mawson, G12, Computer Suite
1 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 1pm - 5pm Mawson, 134, Sprigg Room
10 Oct - 31 Oct Thursday 1pm - 5pm Mawson, G12, Computer Suite
10 Oct - 31 Oct Thursday 1pm - 5pm Mawson, 134, Sprigg Room