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GG3577: MONTANE ENVIRONMENTS (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

The fieldtrip explores the physical geography of a montane area, at present the Italian Alps. The course is based around a one week residential field-course located in the shadow of the Mont Blanc massif, supported by taught and student-led sessions on campus.  [Note: venue for 2021-22 to be confirmed!  We cannot guarantee this will be abroad.]  Students have the opportunity to study the processes, forms and management issues characteristic of alpine landscapes: e.g., glacier dynamics and geomorphology, alpine hazards such as avalanches, mountain ecology and the dynamics of alpine rivers. Students complete independent projects, conducted in small groups, on topics they select themselves and which are developed with support from an academic supervisor.  This provides the opportunity to develop important research and wider transferable skills.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Dmitri Mauquoy

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

General material will cover:

  • The influence of tectonics, structure and lithology on alpine landforms.
  • Glacial and glacio-fluvial processes and landforms.
  • Slope processes and forms characteristic of high altitudes and steep relief.
  • Alpine ecosystems, water resource and hazard management in alpine areas.
  • The interactions between alpine climate, ecology, hydrology and geomorphology responsible for landscape change.
Students will design and execute projects that target specific aspects of their choice.

Associated Costs

DescriptionValue
Estimated cost towards the field course. GBP 600.00

Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 26 - 27, 31, 33, 35, 40 - 41

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 67
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Learning Outcomes
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2x Presentation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 33
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Pre-trip group presentation, end of trip group presentation (each 16.5%

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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Course Learning Outcomes

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