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GL3026: FIELD AND MAPPING TECHNIQUES 1 (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:48


Course Overview

This course is based on a residential field programme that enables students to directly study geological phenomena and relationships in the field. it provides hands-on experience and develops 3-D approaches to thinking and problem solving.  The learning environment is remote from the university, and encourages students to learn individually and in small group settings. The course covers a range of techniques typically, geological field mapping,  sedimentary logging, and examination of detailed field relationships to enable broader scale conclusions to be drawn. Assessments are undertaken during the actual field course. The field course is paid for directly by participants.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Ian Alsop
  • Dr Clare Elizabeth Bond

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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?

  • GL3017 Field Techniques 1 (Helmsdale) (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

One week field excursion: The excursion concentrates on field techniques and data recording and interpretation. Experience will be gained in mapping and logging sedimentary sequences. Field recording and interpretation includes structural data, current directions, construction of cross-sections, reconstruction of palaeoenvironments and field palaeontology.

Associated Costs

DescriptionValue
There will be two field trips, one of which is at an estimated cost of £430. GBP 430.00
Field notebooks will be required at an approximate cost of £12 each. GBP 24.00
There will be two field trips, one of which is at an estimated cost of £460. GBP 460.00

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Practical during University weeks 9 - 20

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Mapping Exercise

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Field-based assessments are marked and returned during the field course, giving feedback on one exercise before completion of the next. Class-based exercises will be fed-back after each exercise.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resit: Repeat course

Assessment Type Summative Weighting
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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