Courses Catalogue

Introduction To Geophysics

COURSE CODE: PHY2211
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Physics BSc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

The course is widely concerned with interrelationship between geology and geophysics and further introduces the student to seismic waves and the structure of the earth.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

 

To provide a basic concepts and application of geology technology. Introduction to the basics of general geology, emphasizing the natural processes that govern and shape the Earth. Overview of the origin and interpretation of rocks and minerals, volcanism, earthquakes and plate tectonics will take place.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

§  Describe the origin, development and ultimate fate of various surface features of the earth

§  Discuss the basic building units of which the solid crust of the earth

§  Describe the nature of geographic distribution of rocks and physical properties of rock on the earth

§  Describe the nature of geological structures and their importance

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

A student completing the course is expected to:

§  Demonstrate understanding of the theoretical basis behind geology and its related concepts;

§  Analyze the natural processes that govern and shape the earth;

§  Discuss the influence geology has on specific areas of the world;

§  Describe the generation and use of natural resources;

§  Differentiate between the types of rock and how they are used.