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Unit of Study GLY00201 - Earth Systems I: The Lithosphere (2017)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Demonstrate a knowledge of the internal structure of the earth and how the lithosphere was formed
2 Apply basic rock and mineral identification skills
3 Understand the processes that drive landform change, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and plate tectonics
4 Apply the concepts of geological time in the interpretation of geological maps, landform features (in the field and through analysis of satellite images and cross-section diagrams)
5 Interpret the processes and timescales involved in the evolution of landforms
6 Apply knowledge of catastrophic geological processes in terms of natural hazard assessment and management, and the management and exploitation of earth resources

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of the internal structure of the earth and how the lithosphere was formed
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. Apply basic rock and mineral identification skills
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  3. Understand the processes that drive landform change, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and plate tectonics
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  4. Apply the concepts of geological time in the interpretation of geological maps, landform features (in the field and through analysis of satellite images and cross-section diagrams)
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  5. Interpret the processes and timescales involved in the evolution of landforms
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  6. Apply knowledge of catastrophic geological processes in terms of natural hazard assessment and management, and the management and exploitation of earth resources
    • GA1:
    • GA4:

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