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This course is an introduction to the formation mechanisms and controls on formation of the three major rock groups: igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. The relationship between plate tectonics and the petrogenesis of igneous and metamorphic rocks, including types and styles of volcanic eruptions will be addressed. The formation and fill of sedimentary basins and their importance in the accumulation of hydrocarbons is an integral part of the course.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
This course covers the following topics:
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Alternative Assessment Arrangements
Open Book Exam (60%)
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Conceptual||Understand||How the Earth is structured and how the Earth has evolved in terms of its climate and the living organisms that inhabit its oceans and continents The concept of porosity and permeability|
|Procedural||Evaluate||Determine porosity and permeability. Calculate the specific gravity of a rock or mineral using a beam balance.|
|Procedural||Apply||To recognize sedimentary rocks and how to distinguish from other types of rock|
|Reflection||Create||How to make a simple description of a specimen. Demonstrate problem solving skills and teamwork.|