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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.
Students will be able toproduce geologic maps of complexly deformed bedrock terranesrecognise and measure bedding, cleavage, folds and faults and plot structural measurements on geologic mapsproduce geologic cross-sections from bedrock surface exposuresidentify and map deformed geomorphic features related to fluvial and/or coastal processes
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.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
(1) GEOL240 and GEOL241, and (2) GEOL244 (3) 30 points from other GEOL 200-level courses.
15 points from GEOL331-357 offered in the same semester.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Field trips preceding S1, with dates to be advised upon confirmation of enrolment numbers.
There are no required textbooks for this course.
Prerequisites: (1) GEOL240 and GEOL241, and (2) GEOL244 (3) 30 points from other GEOL 200-level courses.Co-requisites15 points from GEOL331-357 offered in the same semester.
Domestic fee $962.00
International fee $4,599.00
* 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.
Maximum enrolment is 52
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