Course level





Earth and Environment Sc Schl




One Semester

Class contact

2C + 11-day field trip



Recommended prerequisite


Maximum of 25 students. School permission required to enrol in this course.

Assessment methods

Presentation, written report.

Course coordinator

Prof Jonathan Aitchison (

Work Integrated Learning

Field Experience

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2019 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

"The best geologist is [the one] who has seen the most rocks." (H. H. Read, 1940). This field trip will give students the opportunity to visit classic locations where type examples of geological processes and products otherwise unable for study locally are best seen. The course will involve an introductory workshop and reading but the major focus will be on the field trip itself. This is likely to be to a remote field location associated with a major plate boundary or other first order geological phenomenon. Students will participate in field exercises and class discussion and produce a final report at the end of the trip. Additional fees payable. Please contact the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences for additional information.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile