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GEOLOGY 2500 - Sedimentary Geology II

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 6 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assumed Knowledge: GEOLOGY 1100 or GEOLOGY 1103 or GEOLOGY 1005
Incompatible: PETROENG 2005
Assessment: Exam, practicals, lecture tests
Syllabus:

Sediments, both ancient and recent, cover much of the earth's surface. Sediments are immensely important economically, as the host of petroleum and mineral deposits, and to the environment, as aquifers, sinks for contaminants, and the home to a large part of the biosphere. The sedimentary record is also the ultimate repository of the annals of Earth's history. By deciphering the clues held in this record, geologists have reconstructed the history of the earth surface environment, traced the evolution of life, and determined past climate changes. The sedimentology component of this course will provide a broad background to 1) the description of sedimentary rocks and recognition of sedimentary structures, 2) processes by which sediments are transported, deposited, and converted into rocks, 3) the tectonic setting and features of environments in which sediments accumulate, and 4) use of stratigraphy as a tool in Earth history. The Palaeontology component of this course will be an introduction to the fossil record, with an emphasis on the patterns of evolution during the Phanerozoic and the application of biostratigraphy.

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Tue 14/03/2023 Thu 23/03/2023 Fri 05/05/2023 Fri 09/06/2023


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
12733 LE01 90 13 28 Feb - 4 Apr Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Benham, G10, Benham Lecture Theatre
3 Mar - 7 Apr Friday 12pm - 1pm Benham, G10, Benham Lecture Theatre
25 Apr - 6 Jun Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Benham, G10, Benham Lecture Theatre
28 Apr - 9 Jun Friday 12pm - 1pm Benham, G10, Benham Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
12734 PR01 41 5 2 Mar - 9 Mar Thursday 2pm - 5pm Mawson, 134, Sprigg Room
16 Mar - 16 Mar Thursday 2pm - 5pm Mawson, G12, Computer Suite
16 Mar - 16 Mar Thursday 2pm - 5pm Mawson, 134, Sprigg Room
23 Mar - 6 Apr Thursday 2pm - 5pm Mawson, 134, Sprigg Room
4 May - 25 May Thursday 2pm - 5pm Mawson, 134, Sprigg Room
1 Jun - 1 Jun Thursday 2pm - 5pm Mawson, 134, Sprigg Room
1 Jun - 1 Jun Thursday 2pm - 5pm Helen Mayo Sth, S127, Computer Suite
8 Jun - 8 Jun Thursday 2pm - 5pm Mawson, 134, Sprigg Room
12735 PR02 41 FULL 2 Mar - 9 Mar Thursday 9am - 12pm Mawson, 134, Sprigg Room
16 Mar - 16 Mar Thursday 9am - 12pm Mawson, G12, Computer Suite
16 Mar - 16 Mar Thursday 9am - 12pm Mawson, 134, Sprigg Room
23 Mar - 6 Apr Thursday 9am - 12pm Mawson, 134, Sprigg Room
27 Apr - 25 May Thursday 9am - 12pm Mawson, 134, Sprigg Room
1 Jun - 1 Jun Thursday 9am - 12pm Mawson, 134, Sprigg Room
1 Jun - 1 Jun Thursday 9am - 12pm Helen Mayo Sth, S127, Computer Suite
8 Jun - 8 Jun Thursday 9am - 12pm Mawson, 134, Sprigg Room