Marine Depositional Environments

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Marine Depositional Environments

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Geography, Marine Biology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    GEOS125 or GEOS115 or GEOS126 or GEOS116

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit builds the skills needed to understand geological processes and products in modern and ancient marine environments. The unit examines sedimentary and volcanic processes and their products; evidence of present day hydrothermal alteration and metamorphism of the oceanic lithosphere; and the formation of ore deposits in marine rocks. Emphasis is placed on reconstruction of ancient environments using lithological, geometrical and palaeontological data. There is a five day field trip to the New South Wales south coast.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.