The Geology minor provides the basic knowledge and skills required to understand the distribution of resources on the Earth, evaluate them as potential resources, and develop methods to maximise the utilisation of these resources while minimising the impact on the environment.
Geology is available as a minor.
To complete a minor in Geology, students must gain 60 points, consisting of EARTH102, EARTH211, and 30 points from EARTH311, EARTH312 or EARTH313.
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Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location EARTH102 Discovering Planet Earth 18B (Hamilton) This paper explores the Earth's interior and its dynamic interaction with the crust, including: the major rocks and minerals; interpreting the rock record and geologic maps; the geological time scale and fossils; plate tectonics; volcanism; earthquakes.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location EARTH211 Earth Resources and Materials 18A (Hamilton) An introduction to the nature, composition and origin of earth resources and materials. Topics covered include: minerals in society and their properties; origin of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks; volcanological and sedimentary processes and the importance of earth materials as sources for resources used by society.
2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 2 April 2020 10:01am