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GL2014: STRATIGRAPHICAL PRINCIPLES (2019-2020)

Last modified: 28 Aug 2019 09:08


Course Overview

This course is concerned with absolute and relative time-scales as used by geologists to date geological events and processes.  Absolute dating using isotopic techniques, including the treatment of raw data, forms the cornerstone of the course. The use of the fossil record in relative and absolute dating is integrated with geological maps and absolute dating techniques to give a broad overview of the methods used by geologists to determine sequences of events in Earth's history.




Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Malcolm Hole

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • GL2010 Palaeontology (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

  • absolute dating - Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd, U-Pb, K-Ar & Ar-Ar systematics and the treatment of raw data (mineral and whole-rock)
  • relative timing of geological events from geological maps
  • basic principles of facies analysis
  • case studies of integrated used of time, sequencing and interpretative stratigraphical tools based on published geological maps.

  • Contact Teaching Time

    Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

    Teaching Breakdown

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    Summative Assessments

    Lab Book

    Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
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    Feedback

    Written feedback normally within 2 weeks of original sumbmission.

    Learning Outcomes
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    Exam

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    Formative Assessment

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    Resit Assessments

    Resubmission of failed elements

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    Exam

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