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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 understanding of current ideas and methods in geosciences.
|Paper title||Current Topics and Advanced Methods in Geoscience|
|Teaching period||Full Year (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,409.28|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- GEOL 402 and GEOL 403
- 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.
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- Teaching staff
Co-ordinator: Dr Steven Smith
All Staff members
- Paper Structure
Training in planning and proposal writing in the first three weeks. A field seminar is scheduled in the first semester. Attendance at department seminars is expected across the year, with a portfolio of notes submitted at the end of the first and second semesters. A research talk based on student research projects occurs in the second semester.
- Teaching Arrangements
Meetings and seminars in the first few weeks of first semester will outline the steps required to produce a research proposal.
Weekend field seminar in the first semester will be led by groups of students, who will meet with academic staff members to discuss the content of the field seminar.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Course outline
400-Level-Handbook-2019.pdf (handbook indicative of content next time the paper is taught)
- 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.