2010 Course Handbook
GEOS125: Earth Dynamics
Discover how the solid Earth works—investigate the dynamic link between plate tectonics and Earth evolution. This introductory unit is suitable for all students including those wanting to try a natural science. It explores the composition and structure of our planet and the dynamic processes that change our environment. Students become skilled at geoscience techniques that permit detailed study of the Earth and explore via case studies modern sedimentary environments; volcanoes and volcanic hazards; and economic geology. The unit provides a background in geoscience for further studies in geology, geophysics, geography, museum studies, geomorphology, soils, astronomy and environmental science; and insights into Earth materials and their relationship to the environment for students of economics, physics, archaeology, chemistry, biology, marine science and education. This unit involves eye-opening field trips in tutorial classes around campus and a day trip across the Blue Mountains.
E1 - Evening; Offered in the first half-year (Session Dates: 8 May (F))
D2 - Day; Offered in the second half-year (Session Dates: 4-5 September, 9 or 10 October (F))
X2 - External study; Offered in the second half-year (Session Dates: 4-5 September, 9 or 10 October (F))
|Staff Contact(s):||Dr Tracy Rushmer, Dr Nathan Daczko|
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
For unit timetable information please visit the Timetables@Macquarie Website .