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BI25P4: PLANTS, PEOPLE, AND THE ENVIRONMENT (2017-2018)

Last modified: 21 Jul 2017 12:18


Course Overview

A course in which several researchers explore both core and emerging issues in the plant sciences, focusing in particular on the inter-dependence of plants, people and environment.  Students are encouraged to develop a range of important generic and applied skills, through lectures, practicals and seminars. Two practicals and one seminar contribute 50% of the course mark. An exam contributes 50% of the overall course grade and consists a choice of multiple-choice questions and short, structured questions.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Martin Barker

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The content reflects currently important topics in plants, particularly in relation to people who depend on them and the environment that affects them. The course focusses on numerous important questions in plant science research. Content builds on and integrates understanding about plants and soils from BI1008 and BI1511. Emphasis in lectures, seminars and practicals is on taking students to the frontiers of our understanding of plant science research.

Associated Costs

Course practicals require the use of a lab coat which can be purchased locally for £15

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Biology
  • BSc Ecology
  • BSc Environmental Science
  • BSc Forest Sciences
  • BSc Forestry
  • BSc Plant and Soil Sciences
  • Bachelor Of Science In Environmental And Forest Management

Contact Teaching Time

48 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written exam (50%); continuous assessment - comprised of 2 practical write-ups and 1 discussion (50%).

Resit: Similar to 1st attempt, with continuous assessment mark(s) and /or exam mark carried forward with an opportunity to resit either or both, depending on what was failed in the first attempt.

Formative Assessment

For each student, formative assessment occurs during interactive exercises in lectures, practicals and, especially, seminars. From this, students can identify limitations in understanding that require more focused attention.

Feedback

 

Verbal feedback will be given during interactive, formative parts of the course. Students will receive written feedback on each summative practical report. Where necessary, students will be invited to meet members of the course team to identify difficulties and discuss solutions.

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