ERTH2003

ERTH2003

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By: Ben Ryan
Grade Achieved: 5
Overall Rating of Course Difficulty: 2/5 – Fairly Easy
Most Relevant Content Came From: Lectures
Lecturer: Kevin Welsh
How Good Was The Lecturer? 5/5
Semester Taken: Semester 1, 2014

In This Course:
– Staff will give good assignment/exam hints.
– You can pretty much do the whole course online.
– The textbook is not actually necessary.
– Assignments/exams are marked fairly.
– The lecturer does not just read off the slides.
BUT:
– This course does NOT give free’ or participation marks.
Overall Comment:
ERTH2003 is the study of sedimentology, stratigraphy and petrology and is only offered in the first semster of every year. The lecturer, Keven, is one of the greatest lecturues you can have in that he teaches at a reasonable pace, explains things that need to be explained really well, and is just a really great bloke. The course seems kind of daunting after the first week or so, in that there is a lot of terms thrown around that you may not have heard before. But once the midsem comes around, everything is pretty easy to understand and this trend continues until Greg Webb (Bald Canadian guy with glasses that teaches ERTH1000) takes over for a few lectures, which are difficult to follow and pretty redundant for the final except for one question. Practicals are supposed to go for 3 hours, but you can usually complete them in under 2, or leave as soon as you get the prac and do it at home to hand in before prac the following week. The final is predictable, the past exams have very similar questions, and overall it isn’t much of a challenge. It is interesting if you like rocks though and want to learn the basics about sedimentary rocks.