Principles of geochemistry applied to geologic and environmental processes; origin and distribution of the elements, mineral-water reactions, stable and radiogenic isotopes, global biogeochemical cycles.
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,038.45|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,492.80|
- GEOL 251 and GEOL 252
- GEOL 262
- Schedule C
- Teaching Arrangements
- Two lectures and one 3-hour laboratory per week.
- Paper Structure
- The course is divided into four modules, covering the theory and both high and low
temperature applications of:
- water-mineral reactions
- trace element distributions
- stable isotopes
- radioactive and radiogenic isotopes
Assessment is approximately an even split between internal (ongoing during the semester) and external (final exam).
Assessments for GEOL 362 are set and graded differently to GEOL 262 to reflect greater background knowledge and higher expectations of students taking the paper at 300-level.
- Background requirements: Basic knowledge of elementary mathematics and chemistryGEOL 262 is for students in their second year of a geology or equivalent degree. GEOL 362 is for students in their third year of a geology or equivalent degree.
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- Teaching staff
- Coordinator: Dr
Dr Chris Moy
Dr Christina Riesselman
- Highly recommended: Gill, Robin. Chemical Fundamentals of Geology and Environmental Geoscience, 3rd Edition. Wiley Blackwell.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Information literacy.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students will be introduced to the principles of geochemistry as applied to geologic and environmental processes.