GEOL101-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Building Planet Earth: Fundamentals of Earth Science

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023

Description

Welcome to Te Kura Aronukurangi | School of Earth and Environment at Te Whare Wananga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury. In this introductory course, we aim to provide you with a basic understanding of how Earth and its materials have developed through deep time. Since the birth of the Earth 4.55 billion years ago the only constant has been change. The oceans and atmosphere, the distribution of the continents and the life that they support are all part of an interactive system that makes Earth unique. In this course you will learn about the essential building blocks of Earth (minerals and rocks) and the processes that are responsible for how they form and change through time. In addition this course teaches you how to read the stories that the rocks are telling us and decipher key events in the evolution of life on Earth through the fossil record. Building Planet Earth gives you the opportunity to explore how our unique planet works and has sustained life, by showcasing our Zealandia continent. Aotearoa | New Zealand, on the active margin of the Pacific with its volcanoes, earthquakes, dramatic geomorphology, and 500 million years of geological history, is one of the best places on Earth to study geological processes.

Restrictions

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Rehua 102
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 E9 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 16:00 - 17:00 Meremere 108 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Field Trip A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Saturday 09:00 - 17:00 North Canterbury
24 Apr - 30 Apr
02 Sunday 09:00 - 17:00 North Canterbury
24 Apr - 30 Apr
03 Sunday 09:00 - 17:00 North Canterbury
1 May - 7 May
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 219 Geog/Geol Teaching Lab
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
02 Thursday 14:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 219 Geog/Geol Teaching Lab
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
03 Friday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 219 Geog/Geol Teaching Lab
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun

Course Coordinator

For further information see School of Earth and Environment on the departments and faculties page

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Practical online quizzes 10% Practical online quizzes
Short Answer Test 15% Short Answer Test
Practical Assignment 30% Practical Assignment
Final Exam 40% Final Exam
In lecture exercises 5% In lecture exercises

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $986.00

International fee $4,785.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Earth and Environment on the departments and faculties page .

All GEOL101 Occurrences

  • GEOL101-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023