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Module Detailed Information for [FMS1207C]
Academic Year : 2017/2018 Semester : 2
Correct as at 20 Jan 2018 20:13

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Module Information
Module Code :
FMS1207C IVLE
Module Title : Gemstones, Minerals and Rocks
Module Description : Gemstones have survived the centuries and gathered a wealth of history and romance around them. The mysterious appeal of gemstones, their exquisite colors and reflections of light, rarity, hardness and durability have made them precious. Gemstones form in a variety of different earth environments and are a major economic resource for many nations. In this course the students will learn how gemstones, minerals and rocks are formed, their chemical composition and structures, optical and physical properties such as color, luster, cleavage, specific gravity and hardness, their worldwide occurrence, history of the famous gemstones and the tenets of their economic values.
Module Examinable : -
Exam Date : No Exam Date.
Modular Credits : 4
Pre-requisite : Nil
Preclusion : Students who have read a Freshman Seminar before will be precluded from reading a second Freshman Seminar. Students staying in Residential Colleges in UTown who will be reading or have read the Junior Seminars will be precluded from reading Freshman Seminar in the Faculty.
Module Workload (A-B-C-D-E)* : 2-3-0-2-3
Remarks : Nil
* A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of laboratory hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week


Lecture Time Table
Class TypeWeek TypeWeek DayStartEndRoom
SL1 SEMINAR-STYLE MODULE CLASSEVERY WEEKTUESDAY16001800S16-0437,

Tutorial Time Table
Attention: The tutorial timetables could be updated from time to time. Students are advised to check regularly for the latest update on the change of tutorial timing.
No Tutorial Class or to be announced. Please check with the department offering this module.





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