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GEOLOGY

Crystallography and Mineralogy - GEL1501
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To gain a basic understanding of the physical and chemical properties of minerals, the general use of minerals, and the application of their properties in industry.
Environmental Geology - GEL1503
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable the individual learner to gain knowledge and competencies concerning the Earth as a system of interrelating subsystems such as climate, lithosphere and plate tectonic subsystems being of utmost importance for the biosphere. Qualified learners will gain understanding of the surface processes taking place on, and in the Earth's crust and its relation to human activity and impact of these activities on nature.
Introduction to Petrology and South African Stratigraphy - GEL1504
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable the individual learner to gain knowledge and competencies concerning the origin of the three major rock types, rock-forming minerals, and the characteristic textures and structures of these rock types. The qualified learner will be able to comprehend the distribution of the different rock types and their chronological order in South Africa
Crystallography and Mineralogy Practical - GEL1502
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable students to apply the theoretical knowledge they gained in GEL1501, GEL1503 (or GEL111), GEL1504 or GEL113) in practical experience with the identifying of common crystals, common rock-forming minerals, common igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rock, and the interpretation of simple geological maps.