GEOS2130 utilises the workshop format, i.e. there are no separately timetables lectures and practicals. Rather there will be recorded online lectures you will be expected to be familiar with before coming to the workshops, alternatively in some weeks lecture and practical hands-on content will be blended in weekly workshops. Lecture slides for pre-recorded lectures and within-workshop 'mini-lectures' will be available on the iLearn page but lecture recordings will not be provided for the within-workshop 'mini-lectures'.
Students are expected to satisfactorily participate in a minimum of 10 (ten) of the 12 (twelve) weekly workshops. To monitor this attendance will be recorded, and workshop hand-outs will be collected and reviewed each week. Due to space and supplies limitations, you must participate in the workshop session you are enrolled in. Permission to attend a different workshop may be possible and will be evaluated on a case by case basis, but this permission must be approved by the unit convenor in advance. Laptop computers will be provided if required. Food and drink are not allowed in the practical room for safety reasons.
During this unit we will have a field trip to the NSW South Coast from April 6th through April 10th to study both modern and ancient marine depositional environments. As a vital part of the unit, participation in the field trip is compulsory. There is a fee associated with this field trip and the costs will be discussed during the first few weeks of the unit. Students will need to provide their own appropriate personal field gear (sturdy footwear, rain jacket, field notebook) and purchase food in addition to the field trip fee. Please contact one of your instructors immediately with any concerns.
A quiz will be posted on iLearn weekly (except in week 13). Quizzes will cover material from each workshop, lecture content as well as material covered in the assigned reading materials. Your two lowest marks will be dropped, each of the remaining 10 quizzes will count for 2% of your final mark.