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GG3577: MONTANE ENVIRONMENTS (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

The fieldtrip explores the physical geography of the Italian Alps. The course is based around an eight day residential field-course located In the shadow of the Mont Blanc Massif supported by taught and student-led sessions on campus.  Students have the opportunity to study glacier dynamics and geomorphology, alpine hazards such as avalanches, mountain ecology and the dynamics of alpine rivers. Students complete independent research projects, conducted in small groups, on topics they select themselves and which are developed with support from an academic supervisor. The course will also provide research training in physical geography.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Dmitri Mauquoy

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

General material will cover:
  • The influence of tectonics, structure and lithology on alpine landforms.

  • Glacial and glacio-fluvial processes and landforms.

  • Slope processes and forms characteristic of high altitudes and steep relief.

  • Alpine ecosystems, water resource and hazard management in alpine areas.

  • The interactions between alpine climate, ecology, hydrology and geomorphology responsible for landscape change.

Students will design and execute projects that target specific aspects of their choice.

Associated Costs

DescriptionValue
Estimated cost towards the field course. GBP 600.00

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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Summative Assessments

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Assessment Type Summative Weighting 33
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Pre-trip group presentation, end of trip group presentation (each 16.5%

Learning Outcomes
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Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 67
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

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Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Course Learning Outcomes

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