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GL5040: INTEGRATED SEDIMENTARY BASIN SYSTEMS (2017-2018)

Last modified: 02 May 2017 08:28


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 Undergraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old 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

The estimated cost for the field trip is £330.  Field notebooks may also be required at an approximate cost of £12 each.

Further Information & Notes

This course involves a workshop-based 2 day short course on sedimentary basin dynamics, followed by a 7 day field class. It uses the training developed in the co-requisite course (Geoscience research skills and data analysis), specifically the integration of published research, group work and poster presentations

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. The Department is committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable students to achieve the learning outcomes of the degree programme

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Master of Geology

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: Group poster (20%), individual field notebooks and other field materials (30%), end of course examination (2 hours, worth 50%).

Resit: 2-hour examination.

Formative Assessment

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

Feedback

Feedback on notebooks during fieldwork, together with peer-review of excises during the workshop.
Group feedback on posters is a "show and tell" session.

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