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Geology

Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Course Description and Learning Outcomes Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(GL1101 Junior Freshman Geology)

(10 ECTS credits) Hilary Term No prior knowledge of geology is required or assumed, but a background in at least one science subject taken at Leaving Cert level is recommended, along with an inquisitive mind.

GL1101 Junior Freshman Geology

Theory examination (60%); in-course assessments made up of multiple-choice tests (10%); tutorial work (30%) 3 hours lectures and 1 hour tutorial per week Dr. Chris Nicholas

(GL2205 Dynamic Earth I: Rocks & Evolution)

(10 ECTS credits) Michaelmas Term GL1101 or permission from instructor

GL2205 Dynamic Earth I: Rocks & Evolution

Theory examination (60%); practical examination (20%); in-course assessment (20%) Four lectures and one three-hour practical per week Dr. Patrick Wyse Jackson

(GL2206 Dynamic Earth 2: Structure & Microscopy)

(10 ECTS credits) Hillary Term GL1101 or permission from instructor

GL2206 Dynamic Earth 2: Structure & Microscopy

Theory examination (60%); practical examination (20%); in-course assessment (20%) Four lectures and one three-hour practical per week Dr. Patrick Wyse Jackson

(GL3324 Geological Field Skills I)

(10 ECTS credits) Michaelmas 14 days JS Geology students only or permission from instructor

GL3324 Geological Field Skills I

In-course assessment 100% 14 days Dr. Chris Nicholas

(GL33245 Geological Field Skills II)

(10 ECTS credits) Hilary Weeks 31-32 GL2205, GL2206 or permission from instructor

GL33245 Geological Field Skills II

In-course assessment 100% Weeks 31-32 Dr. David Chew

(GL3326 Sedimentology)

(10 ECTS credits) Michaelmas Weeks 6-10 & 12-16 GL2205, GL2206 or permission from instructor

GL3326 Sedimentology

Theory examination (30%); practical examination (20%); in-course assessment (50%) Weeks 6-10 & 12-16, seven hours per week Dr. Catherine Rose

(GL3328 Structural Geology)

(5 ECTS credits) Hilary Weeks 21-26 GL2205, GL2206 or permission from instructor

GL3328 Structural Geology

Theory examination (50%); in-course assessment (50%) Weeks 21-26, nine hours per week Dr. David Chew

(GL3334 Introduction to Geochemistry)

(5 ECTS credits) Michaelmas Weeks 11-16 GL2205, GL2206 or permission from instructor

GL3334 Introduction to Geochemistry

Theory examination (50%); Continuous Assessment (50%) Weeks 12-16, seven hours per week Dr. Balz Kamber

(GL3335 Stratigraphy and the Geology of Ireland)

(5 ECTS credits) Hilary - seven lecture hours per week none

Theory Examination: 40% Continual Assessment: 60% Seven hours per week Dr. Patrick Wyse Jackson

(GL3336 Microscopy and Crystalline Rocks)

(10 ECTS credits) Michaelmas Weeks 1-16, seven hours per week GL2205, GL2206 or permission from instructor

Examination (40%) continuous assessments (60%) seven hours per week Dr. Emma Tomlinson

(GL3337 GIS and Mapping Techniques)

(5 ECTS credits) Hilary Weeks 28-30, nine hours per week GL2205, GL2206 or permission from instructor

In course assessment (100%) Nine hours per week Dr. Chris Mark

(GL4402 Fieldwork)

(5 ECTS credits) Hilary Weeks 28-29 JS Geology students only or permission from instructor

GL4402 Fieldwork

Fieldtrip exercises and notebooks (60%); practical examination (40%) Weeks 28-29 (10 days) Dr. Quentin Crowley

(GL4404 Geological Literature)

(5 ECTS credits) Michaelmas Weeks 5-10 JS Geology students or permission from instructor

GL4404 Geological Literature

Theory examination 100% Weeks 5-10 2 hours per week; Fridays 1-2pm Dr. Patrick Wyse Jackson

(GL4406 Global Igneous Petrology)

(5 ECTS credits) Michaelmas

Prof. Geoff Clayton

(GL4412 Laboratory Project)

(5 ECTS credits) Michaelmas Term JS Geology students or permission from instructor

GL4412 Laboratory Project

Submitted project 100% Independent study Dr. Patrick Wyse Jackson

(GL4414 Petroleum Geology)

(10 ECTS credits) Michaelmas Weeks 6-10 JS Geology students or permission from instructor

GL4414 Petroleum Geology

Theory examination (30%); in-course assessment (40%); field course (30%) Weeks 6-10, nine hours per week; 5 day residential field course Dr. Chris Nicholas

(GL4416 Planet Formation & the Early Earth)

(5 ECTS credits) Hilary Weeks 21-26 JS Geology students or permission from instructor

GL4416 Planet Formation & the Early Earth

Theory examination (50%), in-course assessment (50%) Weeks 21-26, seven hours per week Prof. Balz Kamber

(GL4419 Economic Geology)

(5 ECTS credits) Hilary Weeks 21-26 JS Geology students or permission from instructor

GL4419 Economic Geology

Theory examination (60%), in-course assessments (40%) Weeks 21-26, seven hours per week Dr. Sean McClenaghan

(GL4422 Analysis in Geological, Earth & Environmental Research)

(5 ECTS credits) Michaelmas Weeks 12-16 JS Geology students or permission from instructor

GL4422 Analysis in Geological, Earth & Environmental Research

Theory examination (70%); in-course assessment (30%) Weeks 12-16, seven hours per week Dr. Robbie Goodhue

(GL4424 Micropalaeontology & Evolution)

(5 ECTS credits) Hilary Weeks 21-26 No prerequisites

GL4424 Micropalaeontology & Evolution

Theory examination (50%), in-course assessment (50%) Weeks 21-26, six hours per week Dr. Patrick Wyse Jackson

(GL4425 Applied Geophysics)

(5 ECTS credits) Hilary Week 32 No prerequisites

GL4425 Applied Geophysics

In-Course Assessment (100%) Week 32, block taught Dr. Chris Bean

(GL4427 Isotope Geochemistry & Geochronology)

(5 ECTS credits) Michaelmas - 20 lecture hours and 15 practical hours GL2205, GL2206, GL3329

70% theory examination, 30% Continous Assessment. 20 lecture hours and 15 practical hours Dr. Quentin Crowley

(GL3423 Hydrology & Water Quality)

(5 ECTS credits) Hilary Weeks 21-26 No prerequisites

GL3423 Hydrology & Water Quality

Theory examination (70%); In-course assessment (30%) Weeks 21-26, six hours per week Dr. Catherine Coxon