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International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

Presents an overview of the processes and materials that form and shape the planet Earth. The theory of plate tectonics is introduced and used as the basis of understanding the fundamental geological processes that operate both on, and beneath the Earth's surface. The formation and characteristics of minerals and development of the geological time scale, and deformation in the Earth's crust are reviewed as are an introduction to the geology of mineral and energy deposits and the geology of North America. Laboratory work includes identification of minerals, examination of geological maps and structures, and study of geological processes.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

4.0

Domestic fees

$758.35 - $773.07 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of MINE 1101 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 80161

Duration

Wed Jan 03 - Fri Apr 19 (16 weeks)

  • 16 weeks
  • CRN 80161
  • Domestic fees $758.35
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 03 - Apr 19 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Reza Tafti

Course outline

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Credits

4

Domestic fees

$758.35

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. Notes: Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information. Please note: Late registrations will be accepted until January 12, 2024. For late registrations into the course, please contact Program Assistant at anita_lai@bcit.ca.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of MINE 1101 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 67083

Duration

Mon Apr 29 - Fri Aug 09 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 67083
  • Domestic fees $773.07
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 29 - Aug 09 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Credits

4

Domestic fees

$773.07

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. Notes 1. Internet delivery format 2. Notes: Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information. Please note: Late registrations will be accepted until Monday, May 13, 2024
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the mechanisms of plate tectonics and the significance of plate tectonic theory to the geological sciences [1].
  • Identify the major divisions of the Earth’s crust and describe their physical characteristics [1].
  • Describe the chemical and physical characteristics of minerals [1,3].
  • Identify common rock forming and economic minerals in the laboratory [1].
  • Discuss the characteristics and origin of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks [1].
  • Describe, identify and name common igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks [1].
  • Outline the difference between relative and absolute geological time and recall the geological time scale [1].
  • Describe stress and strain and their relationship to rock deformation [1].
  • Outline the features of common deformation structures such as joints, fractures, faults, foliation and folds [1].
  • List common mineral deposits types [1,3].
  • Describe the formation of coal, oil and gas [1].
  • Identify the major geological divisions of North America [1].

Effective as of Winter 2018

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