Geology (2024)

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 complete 60 points, consisting of EARTH102, EARTH211, and 30 points from EARTH311, EARTH312 or EARTH313.

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  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    EARTH102Discovering Planet Earth - Tūhuratia Papatūānuku15.024B (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. He tuhura no tenei pepa i te kopu o Papatuanuku me tona pahekoheko hihiri i te ...
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    EARTH211Earth Resources and Materials15.024A (Hamilton)
    An introduction to the nature, composition and origin of Earth materials and resources. Topics covered include mineral properties and their uses; process origins of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks; and the importance of Earth materials as a societal resource. The paper also encompasses the petrographic and analytical cha...
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    EARTH311Volcanology15.024A (Hamilton)
    A study of pyroclastic rocks, physical volcanology, volcanic hazards, the origin of magmas, crystallisation of rock-forming minerals and phase equilibria, petrology and trace element geochemistry of volcanic rocks, and volcanic resources.
    EARTH312Sedimentary Geology15.024B (Hamilton)
    This paper explores the links between sedimentary rocks and past environments through two major strands: reconstructing depositional environments and understanding the effects of sea-level change on sedimentary processes (sequence stratigraphy). A third strand explores the environmental and economic aspects of sedimentary geology, ...
    EARTH313Engineering Geology15.024A (Hamilton)
    Engineering Geology is the application of the principles of Earth Sciences to ensure hazards associated with landslides or unfavourable soil and rock conditions are identified in engineering or environmental work. This paper gives an introduction to the field of engineering geology. Topics covered include: landslide processes and t...

2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 27 February 2024 10:33am

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