GEOL352-21X (C) General non-calendar-based 2021

Advanced Field Mapping

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 1 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 14 February 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 21 May 2021

Description

Extended field mapping and related exercises aimed at broadening geological experience in the understanding and interpretation of rocks at outcrop, field map, and regional scales.

Advanced level field mapping aimed at broadening geological experience in the understanding and interpretation of rocks at outcrop, field map, and regional scales.

Students will undertake field mapping exercises in Castle Hill basin, and accommodation will be in the University of Canterbury field station at Cass. Depending on class enrolment numbers we anticipate running two streams (A and B) with a change-over day during the middle of the week.  Both streams will include (a) bedrock geological mapping and cross-section production, and (b) one day of tectonic geomorphic mapping (Castle Hill). The course will require some pre-trip reading followed by the 5-6 day field trip) preceding Semester One. Depending on student numbers, a further one-day of field work for each stream is planned for early Semester One.  This course is designed to complement GEOL351. Field mapping takes place off-campus and a reasonable degree of physical fitness is required.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to
  • produce geologic maps of complexly deformed bedrock terranes
  • recognise and measure bedding, cleavage, folds and faults and plot structural measurements on geologic maps
  • produce geologic cross-sections from bedrock surface exposures
  • identify and map deformed geomorphic features related to fluvial and/or coastal processes
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Pre-requisites

(1) GEOL240 and GEOL241, and (2) GEOL244 (3) 30 points from other GEOL 200-level courses.

Co-requisites

15 points from GEOL331-357 offered in the same semester.

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Field Trip A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 17:00 Cass 15 Feb - 21 Feb
02 Monday 09:00 - 17:00 Kaikoura 15 Feb - 21 Feb

Timetable Note

Field trips preceding S1, with dates to be advised upon confirmation of enrolment numbers.

Course Coordinators

Andy Nicol and Tim Stahl

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Bedrock geological map 15 Feb 2020 50%
Cross-section 15 Feb 2020 20%
Tectonic geomorphology map 15 Feb 2020 30%

Textbooks / Resources

There are no required textbooks for this course.

Course links

Library portal

Notes

Prerequisites:
(1) GEOL240 and GEOL241, and (2) GEOL244 (3) 30 points from other GEOL 200-level courses.

Co-requisites
15 points from GEOL331-357 offered in the same semester.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $945.00

International fee $4,473.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 52

For further information see School of Earth and Environment on the department and colleges page.

All GEOL352 Occurrences

  • GEOL352-21X (C) General non-calendar-based 2021