This course was one of the most interesting courses I have done so far. The pracs were really well structured and very useful for understanding concepts. The lectures were also very interesting particularly because of the lecturer who was very engaging in the way he taught. The content throughout the semester was relatively easy to follow however I found the final exam very difficult (and with a 50% hurdle). There is also a one day field trip which i found really interesting. Overall would definitely recommend this course for anyone interested in learning more about the earth!
The course was overall very good, and relatively easy. The content is interesting and covers the background for many different fields which is useful. Marks are easy to come by for attending the 5 contact sessions, and all work for the subject can be completed in those two hour sessions, or you can leave early after basically being told the answers by Massimo. Massimo was also the lecturer and was interesting and always willing to help in all matters of helping students. The field trip however was awful, with more travel time than time at the location, and a poorly designed group field report. Textbook is not necessary however it is useful to read through if lectures aren't attended. Easy to borrow from the libraries.
For someone who has no intention of entering into any Earth Science fields, and has no prior knowledge Geological knowledge, I found this course extremely engaging and definitely worth it.
The course is well structured and diverse, each week a new topic presented and for most, a new, low grade, assessment task. Something I enjoyed rather than 3 or so large pieces. Professor Gregory Webb is extremely captivating and has a wide knowledge and understanding of the topics and has a lifetime of experience.
I would definitely recommend this course if you're looking for something interesting to study while gaining credits, or if you're interested in Earth Sciences.