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This course teaches the advanced field skills necessary for all practising geologists, and serves as preparation for the summer mapping project (GL4023). The material builds on that covered in GL3026 (Field & Mapping Techniques 1). Preliminary laboratory classes in Semester 2 are used to prepare students for the field exercises on the 10-day field trip. The students will learn how to systematically collect, analyse and present their own field data as part of wider scientific studies.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
The course comprises 1) background laboratory classes prior to embarking on field-based study. 2) 10 days of field work undertaken during second half-session. It consists of advanced field observation, mapping, data recording and analysis of the stratigraphic, sedimentological, structural, and petrological characteristics of rocks in selected areas. Maps, sections, logs, graphs and field notebooks, together with posters of field syntheses and interpretations, are produced and developed during the course.
There will be costs associated with the fieldwork.
Fieldwork is a compulsory part of this course. Fieldwork may involve crossing rough terrain, including steep gradients, rocky areas and along cliffs and uneven shorelines, 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 Coordinator as early as possible. The Department is committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable students to achieve the learning outcomes of the degree programme.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 100% by in-course assessment (most assessment will be carried-out whilst on fieldwork). Resit: Repeat course.
The majority of teaching is a small groups at outcrop. Feedback is therefore continuous and on-going throughout the course. Field-based exercises are submitted after the days fieldwork, and marked and returned whilst the residential part of the course is still running.