Solar system; structure of solid matter; minerals and rocks; introduction to symmetry and crystallography; important minerals and solid solutions; rock cycle; classification of rocks. External geological processes (gravity, water, wind, sea, ice) and their products (including geomorphology). Internal structure of the earth. The dynamic earth – volcanism, earthquakes, mountain building – the theory of plate tectonics. Geological processes (magmatism, metamorphism, sedimentology, structural geology) in a plate tectonic context. Geological maps and mineral and rock specimens. Interaction between man and the environment, and nature of anthropogenic climate change.
Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
A candidate must have passed Mathematics with at least 60% in the Grade 12 examination.
1 practical per week, 4 lectures per week
Language of tuition
Module is presented in English
Period of presentation
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