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GL5040: INTEGRATED SEDIMENTARY BASIN SYSTEMS (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

The aim of this course is to develop skills in integrative earth science, pulling together modern research on sedimentary basin evolution and applying this to fieldwork in a sedimentary basin system.
Fieldwork is a compulsory part of this course. Fieldwork may involve crossing rough terrain, including steep gradients, rocky areas and along cliffs, and may take place during inclement weather. Any student with concerns about this, who feels adjustments or additional support may be required, should contact the University's Disability Adviser or the Department Disability Co-ordinator as early as possible.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Robert Butler

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 5

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

  • Geology And Petroleum Geology (GL) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

After completing the course students are expected to be able to:
integrate understanding on sedimentary basins and apply this to their own observations;
challenge geological models and interpretations;
collect and manage field observations and data to build integrated geological hypotheses and understanding;
appreciate scales in space and time within sedimentary basins.

Workshop-based sessions on: tectonic and sedimentary systems in basins; basin forming (and deforming) processes; architectural framework of key basin types. Field class involving a geotraverse and other integrative components

Associated Costs

DescriptionValue
Field notebook GBP 12.00
Field trip GBP 330.00

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

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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

Field Trip Log

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Feedback on notebooks during fieldwork, together with peer-review of excises during the workshop.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Poster Presentation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
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Feedback

Group feedback on posters is a "show and tell" session.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
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Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Exam

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Learning Outcomes
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Course Learning Outcomes

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