GEOL302 Independent Field Studies
- See field procedures relating to Health & Safety.
- See 302 Handbook 2013 March.pdf (updated march 2013) for more details about course content.
This paper allows students to develop their ability to work independently on a field-based project. A range of geological skills are advanced, depending on the chosen project; these may be stratigraphy, mapping, facies analysis, petrography, structural analysis, geochemical or geophysical techniques. All students gain experience in library research and the report resulting from the independent project develops abilities in written communication and geological interpretation.
Students choose a field-focused geological investigation in consultation with a staff member who has agreed to supervise them. The supervisor helps design the project, suggests appropriate background readings and methodologies, is available for consultation on field and laboratory work, and offers guidance on a first draft of the written report.
See 302 Handbook 2013 March.pdf (updated march 2013) for more details about course content.
Basic mapping, hand-specimen identification, and petrographic skills.
All staff as supervisors.
We recommend strongly that you buy the Geological Map of the South Island 1:1,000,000. This is sold by John Williams, Department of Geology.
We recommend strongly that you buy:
Coe, A. (ed.); 2010. Geological Field Techniques. Wiley-Blackwell
- The following books are also useful:
- Fry, N. The Field Description of Metamorphic Rocks. Wiley.
- Jerram, D. & Petford, N. The Field Description of Igneous Rocks. Wiley.
- Lisle, R., Brabham, P & Barnes, J. Basic Geological Mapping. Wiley.
- McClay, K. Mapping of Geological Structures, Wiley.
- Tucker, M.E. Sedimentary Rocks in the Field: A Practical Guide. Wiley.
Note: This information is for 2013, and may have been updated since the Guide to Enrolment was printed.
|Title||Independent Field Studies|
|Teaching Period(s)||Full year|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZ$)||895.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZ$)||3,795.00|
Completion of an independent field project.
Prerequisites: GEOL 251 & 252
Corequisite: GEOL 344
Schedule C: Science
Note: Recommended for students with average grade of B- or better in GEOL 251 and GEOL 252, or in GEOL 252 and some other GEOL paper at the discretion of the Head of Department.
|Timetable to be arranged|