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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.

Module credits 16.00
Service modules Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Prerequisites Refer to Regulation 1.2: 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 English
Academic organisation Geology
Period of presentation Semester 1

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