Earth Structures - GEOS3171

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5

Enrolment Requirements:

(GEOS1111 or GEOS1211) and GEOS2131

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Most regions of the Earth's crust have been deformed over many millions of years, resulting in a complex three dimensional form. This course seeks to unravel this history through use of remotely sensed geophysical imagery and field mapping data. This course will demonstrate how large scale regional structures are inferred or measures from surface outcrop mapping.

Note: A five day field mapping camp is an essential part of the course and will involve some cost to students.

Geology field trip

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