Earth Structures

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Earth Structures

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geology, Natural Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    Most regions of the Earth's crust have been deformed over many millions of years, resulting in a complex three dimensional form. This course seeks to unravel this history through use of remotely sensed geophysical imagery and field mapping data. This course will demonstrate how large scale regional structures are inferred or measures from surface outcrop mapping.
    Note: A five day field mapping camp is an essential part of the course and will involve some cost to students.

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.