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Life on a Dynamic Earth - GEOS3071

Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5
Enrolment Requirements:
Prerequisite: BIOS1101 or GEOS1211
CSS Contribution Charge:Band   (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


This course aims to prepare final year student for a research degree (honours, post graduate) by actively engaging in scientific debate and discussion, as well as acquiring scientific writing and conference presentation skills. Students will 1. be exposed to an in depth analysis of the history and methodology of systematics and biogeography 2. gain insight into the morphology and evolution of two major fossil groups, a fossil fauna and causes for its extinction, 3. acquire practical experience in classifying organisms and the areas in which they are found.

Assumed Knowledge: GEOS2071 or GEOS2711

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