University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

GEOLOGY 3013 - Tectonics III

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: 4110
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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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
4110 Mon 15/03/2021 Thu 25/03/2021 Fri 07/05/2021 Fri 11/06/2021


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
12465 LE01 50 10 1 Mar - 1 Mar Monday 10am - 12pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
15 Mar - 29 Mar Monday 10am - 12pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
3 May - 7 Jun Monday 10am - 12pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
Note: OFFSHORE or INTERSTATE STUDENTS are able to enrol in this course and study remotely, however practical classes where attendance is required in the lab will need to be completed when students are onshore in consultation with the Course Coordinator.
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
12466 PR01 50 10 3 Mar - 7 Apr Wednesday 2pm - 5:30pm Mawson, 122, Madigan Room
3 Mar - 7 Apr Wednesday 2pm - 5:30pm Mawson, G12, Computer Suite
28 Apr - 19 May Wednesday 2pm - 5:30pm Mawson, 122, Madigan Room
28 Apr - 19 May Wednesday 2pm - 5:30pm Mawson, G12, Computer Suite
26 May - 26 May Wednesday 2pm - 5:30pm Mawson, G12, Computer Suite
2 Jun - 2 Jun Wednesday 2pm - 5:30pm Mawson, 122, Madigan Room
2 Jun - 2 Jun Wednesday 2pm - 5:30pm Mawson, G12, Computer Suite
Automatic Enrolment Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
13500 WR01 50 10 3 Mar - 7 Apr Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Mawson, 122, Madigan Room
3 Mar - 7 Apr Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Mawson, G12, Computer Suite
28 Apr - 19 May Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Mawson, 122, Madigan Room
28 Apr - 19 May Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Mawson, G12, Computer Suite
26 May - 26 May Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Mawson, G12, Computer Suite
2 Jun - 9 Jun Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Mawson, 122, Madigan Room
2 Jun - 9 Jun Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Mawson, G12, Computer Suite
Automatic Enrolment Class: Fieldwork
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
19025 FL01 60 20 19 Apr - 22 Apr Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8am - 5pm External, External, Off Campus
Note: OFFSHORE or INTERSTATE STUDENTS impacted by border restrictions are able to enrol in this course and study remotely, however practical classes where attendance is required will need to be completed when students are onshore in consultation with the Course Coordinator.