COVENANT UNIVERSITY COURSE COMPACT FOR 2012/2013 ACADEMIC SESSION College: Science and Technology Department: Petroleum Engineering Programme: Petroleum Engineering Course Code: PET. 220 Course Title: Introductory General Geology Units: 2 Course Lecturer(s): AMELOKO, A.A and ROTIMI, O.J Semester: Omega Time: 2 Hrs contact per week Location: P66 (Chemical/Petroleum Engineering Building) a. Brief overview of Course The course basically is meant to introduce students to the nature and scope of geology with particular interest in the origin of the earth, General petrology; Rock types identification and characteristics features, Occurrence, distribution, classification and use of major fossil groups, Geological time and history (Geological cycles) b. Course Objectives/Goals At the end of the course, students should be able to: 1. Know the origin and earth’s history 2. Know what minerals and rocks are. 3. Understand the concept of stratigraphy 4. Understand how the Surface geological processes occur: weathering and soils, erosion and mass movement 5. To Introduce students to environmental and economic geology c. Methods of Lecture Delivery/Teaching Aids Lecture Delivery Methods Lecturing/Teaching Method Educator-Student Interaction (Discussion method) Tutorial Method Teaching Aids Visual Aids (Use of PowerPoint slides, Lecture templateshandouts) Audiovisual Aids (Use of video players - movies) d. Course Outlines Modules & Details of Topics WEEK 1 - The nature and scope of geology - Elements of physical geology WEEK 2 - Minerals and rocks (classification properties and occurrence) - General petrology WEEK 3 - Rock types identification and characteristics features - Occurrence, distribution, classification and use of major fossil groups WEEK 4 - Geological time and history (Geological cycles) - Surface processes: weathering and soils, erosion and mass movement WEEK 5 - Sedimentary processes - Diagenesis WEEK6 - Basic principles of stratigraphy WEEK7 - Plate tectonics WEEK 8 - Introduction to environmental and economic geology e. Tutorials Several tutorial questions will be given on regular basis. f. Structure of the Programme/Method of Grading Continuous Assessment This includes: Test and Assignment (Tutorial, Note-grading inclusive) – 30% Attendance – 10% Examination Final Semester Examination – 60% g. Ground Rules & Regulations Separate notebook for the course Lateness to lectures not condoned Notes must be submitted for grading before mid-semester test and final semester exams. Absenteeism will not be entertained h. Topics for Term Papers/Assignments/Students Activities Assignments/Students Activities will be 60% dependent on the discovery made, questions arising from class discussion, during lectures; i. Alignment with Covenant University Vision/Goals j. Contemporary Issues/Industry Relevance Very relevant, especially in the area of exploration of hydrocarbon. k. Recommended Reading/Text 1. Rocks and minerals – by Chris Pellant 2. An introduction to the study of mineralogy – by Bakewell, J.R 3. Elements of petroleum Geology – by Richard C. Selley 4. Introduction to physical geology – Plummer et. al.