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400-level geology course information
Contemporary views and important recent advances in geoscience research. Advanced methods and techniques in field- and laboratory-based geoscience research including research planning, scientific writing and presentation of findings.
The paper helps students to understand the process of preparing and planning research and writing research proposals. It also increases the breadth of students understanding of current ideas and methods in geosciences.
|Paper title||Current Topics and Advanced Methods in Geoscience|
|Teaching period||Full Year|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,282.09|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,357.07|
- Teaching Arrangements
- Weekend field seminar in the first few weeks.
- Understanding of all aspects of basic geology and some areas to a more advanced level. Equivalent training to having completed third year geology in Otago.
- Paper Structure
- Training in planning and proposal writing in the first three weeks with a field seminar shortlly afterwards. Attendance at seminars across the year. A talk towards the end of the year.
- Course outline
- See 400-Level handbook.
- More information link
- View more information about GEOL 401
- Teaching staff
- Professor Dave Prior
- Text books are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication,
Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students learn advanced methods and techniques in field- and laboratory-based geoscience research, including research planning, scientific writing and presentation of findings.