Introductory Course in Geology

Rocks and minerals revealed

The School of Geosciences at the University of the Witwatersrand will once again be presenting its highly-acclaimed introductory 20-week course on basic geology. If you have ever wondered about the scenery you see whilst walking in the bush, this is a great opportunity to find out more about how the Earth works. There is an economic focus to the course making it suitable for anyone involved in the minerals industry who would like to learn something about the terminology used. However, it is suitable for all interested beginners.  The course is presented by a range of well-qualified staff with many years of experience. During the course, there will be hands-on practical work on mineral and rock identification together with a look at some geological maps. A certificate of participation will be given at the end of the course. No examination is involved, only a self-evaluation practical test in the last week. A minimum number of 15 participants is required to make the course viable. A maximum of 40 participants can be accommodated so register early to avoid disappointment.

Course cost: R5500

Retired participants: R4500

Couple: R8000

Course materials will include a book, printed handouts each week in black and white, course content in colour on a CD, and tea, coffee and snacks during the break. Participants are not expected to provide anything in addition, although a magnifying hand lens would be useful in many of the practical classes.

Click here for the full course details and registration (.docx)

For any queries on the course contact:-

Judith Kinnaird 011 717 6583 084 696 7228

Lungelwa Ndevu 011 717 6547

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