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GL4027: GEOLOGICAL FIELD PROJECT (2017-2018)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:26


Course Overview

35 days of individual geological field mapping. During the exercise the student will devise and carry out a research project based on an aspect of the area mapped and submit a final map and report.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr David Muirhead

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This is an independent project and has no specific lecture or practical syllabus. The course aims to make students integrate all their geological knowledge and skills gained on previous courses and challenges them to be more aware of their own academic and self management skills. The course is designed to encourage students to plan and execute a small research project and, whilst the initial choice of project is subject to staff scrutiny (for reasons of safety and geological suitability), the subsequent input and guidance from staff advisers is controlled by student request.

Further Information & Notes

Cannot be taken as part of a graduating curriculum with GL 4023 Geological Mapping Project.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: Assessment of field note books, field maps, logs etc.; assessment of map "clean copy" (60%); Poster & oral presentation (40%).

Formative Assessment

Guidance will be given in the field and at tutorials by mutual agreement between staff and students.

Feedback

Tutorials and field days will allow formative feedback.

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