GEOP808 is taught on Fridays from 9:00am-5:00pm in 4 Western Road Room 210 (Tutorial Room). This unit is taught in weeks 1 (March 1), 3 (March 15), 5 (March 29), 8 (May 3), 10 (May 17), 12 (May 31). There will be a mix of lectures, student presentations, discussion of the readings, guest speakers and a field trip during class time. There is no set text for the unit. Readings can be accessed through Leganto. The iLearn site for GEOP808 provides a weekly schedule of the topics, readings and questions. The iLearn site will also be the place where the unit convenor will post additional information about the field trip and assignment resources - so please check it regularly. GEOP808 students can use the dialogue function in iLearn to communicate with each other.
All students are expected to read in advance of class and come prepared to present ideas and participate in the discussion. Where possible, lectures will be recorded and linked to the iLearn website. The discussions and student presentations, which form a critical aspect of the seminar, will not be recorded.
Attendance is compulsory and there is a mark attached for active participation. Please let the unit convenor know if you are unable to attend class. If you are unable to present in your scheduled week due to illness or other circumstances, you will need to provide a medical note or other supporting documentation as per the Special Consideration policy.
Technologies used and required
Students in GEOP808 will require access to a computer to login into iLearn and Leganto. The iLearn website for GEOP808 is an important source of information and resources - it is here that updates about assignments, fieldtrips and other relevant information will be posted. Please check iLearn regularly. Students can also use iLearn to communicate with each other about group projects. Please let the unit convenor know as soon as possible if you experience any difficulties accessing unit materials.