Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2020 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
Department: School of Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2020.01

Subject Information
Subject Code EESC101
Subject Name Planet Earth
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions Nil
Equivalence None.
Assessment Geological observations in the field (in class) 10% Critical Reflection 10% Technical report of fieldwork 30% Final practical exam Practical exam #2 25% Final theory exam 25%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1190  $ 1190  $ 1190  $ 1190  $ 1190  $ 1190 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
329-Bachelor of Economics and Finance-Bachelor of Laws
336-Bachelor of Science (Psychology) - Bachelor of Laws
340-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information Students enrol in Tutorials online via the Tutorial Enrolment link in SOLS.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (02-03-2020 to 02-07-2020)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2 hour Lecture
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Dominique Tanner
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Amy Dougherty
Dominique Tanner
Instance Comment  
Census Date 16-04-2020

Subject Description
How does the solid planet Earth function and of what does it consist? This subject provides an introduction to Earth sciences by considering topics such as geological time, the solar system, the interior of Earth, tectonics and structural geology, crystals, minerals, volcanoes and volcanic processes, and characteristics of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge and understanding of the trends, processes and interactions that have shaped solid planet Earth;
2. Identify and articulate real world problems pertaining to the science of Geology;
3. Apply knowledge and fieldwork and laboratory techniques in order to recognise and classify different rocks and minerals;
4. Interpret and synthesis data on geological maps, to apply to geological processes and evolution;
5. Communicate geological perspectives and knowledge effectively using appropriate technologies and communication skills;
6. Demonstrate ethical, professional, public and personal conduct and ability to reflect on own learning within the context of geological sciences;

Textbook Information
No text is prescribed for the subject. Lecture notes are available for purchase (cost $25.00) at practical classes during the first week of Session. All students are issued with a free laboratory manual. Lecture content is released onto eLearning in PDF format.
Text book information is available via the UniShop website:

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