Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2015 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
Department: School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Subject Information
Subject Code EESC250
Subject Name Field Geology
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites EESC101, EESC252 or satisfactory progress in EESC102
Co-Requisites Nil
Restrictions Nil
Equivalence Nil
Assessment Field Exercises 55%, Field Attitude and Competence 10%, Field Report 35%.
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1096  $ 1096  $ 1096  $ 1096  $ 1096  $ 1096 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
329-Bachelor of Economics and Finance-Bachelor of Laws
336-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
340-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775M-Course information not Found
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information Students enrol in Tutorials online via the Tutorial Enrolment link in SOLS.

Subject Availability
Session Summer 2015/2016  (30-11-2015 to 12-02-2016)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method Flexible
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Brian Jones
Solomon Buckman
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Brian Jones
Instance Comment  
Census Date 16-12-2015

Subject Description
The subject is taught and assessed on the basis of work completed during a 12 day field tutorial to view, describe and interpret well-exposed, coastal rock sequences on the south coast of New South Wales. A variety of techniques will be used for measurement of stratigraphic sections, description and interpretation of geological structures, detailed sedimentary and volcanic facies assessment, and the organisation and production of geological maps, field mapping exercises and reports.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. measure and describe field observations from a variety of geological environments;
2. record, via written notes and graphic logs, field observations from a variety of geological environments;
3. discuss and critically evaluate field-based geological data in both verbal and written formats;
4. appreciate the relevance of localised field observations to large scale geological structures;
5. interpret geological events and environments from field observations;
6. work as part of a small team to measure field data;
7. and appreciate the safety aspects relating to field work, including the safety and welfare of others.

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
Block session - field tutorial on South Coast NSW - approx cost of field trip is $215.00 with a deposit of $100 payable to SMAH Central BEFORE the field trip (payments can be made electronically, contact SMAH Central for details).

Textbook Information
There is no prescribed text for this subject. A list of terms and phrases that students in the subject are expected to understand is given on eLearning. Students are encouraged to consult appropriate lecture notes and texts on geological mapping, sedimentology and physical volcanology to ensure that they understand these terms and phrases. Brief notes on the geology of the areas to be visited during the field tutorial and the questions to be answered are given on eLearning. Printed copies of these notes and questions will be provided during the field tutorial.
Text book information is available via the UniShop website:

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