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GEOL304 Accelerated Independent Project

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Completion of an independent field project.

Paper title Accelerated Independent Project
Paper code GEOL304
Subject Geology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 1 (On campus)
Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,110.75
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
GEOL 251, GEOL 252
Pre or Corequisite
GEOL 344
Restriction
GEOL 302
Schedule C
Science
Notes
Students enrolled at the University of Otago for both semesters during a year must enrol in GEOL302 instead of GEOL304. May not be credited with GEOL321 completed in 2019 or 2020.
Eligibility
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
Contact

geology@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Co-ordinator: Dr Steven Smith
All Geology staff are supervisors

Paper Structure

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.
Assessment is 100% internal. There is no final exam. The final research project and associated work are assessed.

Teaching Arrangements

Some formal meetings will be scheduled around Health and Safety and other logistics. Students conduct their own independent fieldwork.

Textbooks

Recommended:

  • Edbrooke, S.W.; Heron, D.W.; Forsyth, P.J.; Jongens, R. (compilers) 2015 Geological map of New Zealand 1:1 000 000. Lower Hutt, N.Z.: GNS Science. GNS Science geological map 2 2 maps (also available as a free web map service at http://data.gns.cri.nz/geology/)
  • Coe, A. (ed.); 2010. Geological Field Techniques. Wiley-Blackwell
  • 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.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

This paper is intended to develop a range of geological skills, including some of stratigraphy, mapping, structural geometry, facies analysis, petrography and library research. The report resulting from the independent project develops abilities in written communication and geological interpretation.

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Timetable

Semester 1

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Semester 2

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard