What is the course about?
A chance to identify and understand some of the most fascinating and least explored aspects of geology.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
- The Mariana Trench
- The Great Atlantic Ridge
- Marine biodiversity
- Hawa'ii island arc
- Surtsey island - Birth of a volcano
- Pacific ring of fire
- The formation of the Bahama islands.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- To describe key features under our world's oceans
- To discuss the aspects associated with biodiversity in our world's oceans
- To explain why some natural disasters occur from deep within the world's oceans.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an introductory course and is open to all. No prior knowledge of the subject is required. However,
you will need a good grasp of English to keep up with the course and to participate fully in discussions.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
A combination of interactive presentation, discussion, question and answer.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No additional costs. Bring a notebook and pen if you wish to take notes.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
HS024 Exploring rocks, minerals and fossils
HS117 The geology beneath British landscapes
HS023 Geology and London.