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GL1005: THE EARTH THROUGH GEOLOGICAL TIME (2017-2018)

Last modified: 05 Jun 2017 09:43


Course Overview

For 4,500 million years the Earth has been, and still is, a continually evolving Dynamic Planet. The record is held in the rocks and fossils of the present continental landmasses and ocean basins. To deduce the history of the planet geologists must apply a large range of scientific principles and disciplines. These disciplines encompass the biological, chemical and physical sciences. The course provides a basic understanding of how the structure and evolution of the planet are deduced and how this information can be used to discover and extract natural resources such as fossil fuels and ores.




Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr David Muirhead

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • GL1004 The Nature of the Environment Through Geological Time (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

For 4,500 million years the Earth has been, and still is, a continually evolving Dynamic Planet. The record is held in the rocks and fossils of the present continental landmasses and ocean basins. To deduce the history of the planet geologists must apply a large range of scientific principles and disciplines. These disciplines encompass the biological,chemical and physical sciences. The course provides a basic understanding of how the structure and evolution of the planet are deduced and how this information can be used to discover and extract natural resources such as fossil fuels and ores.

Further Information & Notes

Practical sessions will be available each week; individual students attend once a fortnight.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Environmental Science
  • BSc Geography-Geoscience
  • BSc Geology
  • BSc Geology-Petroleum Geology
  • BSc Oil and Gas Chemistry
  • BSc Physics with Geology
  • Bachelor Of Science In Geophysics
  • Geology Joint
  • Master of Chemistry in Oil and Gas
  • Master of Geology

Contact Teaching Time

55 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: In-course assessment (60%); 90 minute examination (40%). In-course assessment will include online MCQs from lecture materials.

Resit: 1 two-hour examination including map and palaeontology practical questions (100%).

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

All online MCQs provide instant feedback after submission, practical classes are tutor led with informal feedback throughout the session.

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