Principles and applications of geochemistry to studies of rocks, ores, sediments, soils and natural waters.
|Paper title||Advanced Topics in Geochemistry|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$704.22|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- GEOL 422
This is an honours / first-year MSc paper, and students are expected to have a bachelor's degree in Geology, or equivalent.
- Teaching staff
Coordinator: Dr Candace Martin
Dr Michael Palin
Professor Claudine Stirling
- Paper Structure
Two topics, possible examples:
- Zircon petrochronology
- Global biogeochemical cycles
- Sr isotope hydrogeology
- Hydrothermal mineralization
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research.
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- Learning Outcomes
At completion of GEOL 462, students will have demonstrated:
- Knowledge of sampling and analytical methods for measuring trace elements and stable and radiogenic isotopes in a range of Earth materials (Scholarship, Research)
- Understanding of possible sources of uncertainty in geochemical data and the use of statistics to estimate accuracy and precision (Research, Critical thinking)
- Experience with the numerical manipulation and presentation of geochemical data for the purpose of communication and interpretation (Communication, Information literacy)
- Understanding of the principles that govern select biogeochemical systems and the effects of human activity on these systems (Scholarship, Interdisciplinary perspective, Environmental literacy)
- Enhanced capacity to read relevant peer-reviewed scientific literature and to understand and critically evaluate interpretations made on the basis of geochemical data (Scholarship, Critical thinking)