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Introduction to geology 155


 
Module code GLY 155
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

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.

Module credits 16.00
NQF Level 05
Service modules Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Prerequisites A candidate must have passed Mathematics with at least 60% in the Grade 12 examination.
Contact time 1 practical per week, 4 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Geology
Period of presentation Semester 1

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