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GL3525: FIELD & MAPPING TECHNIQUES 2 (2020-2021)

Last modified: 07 Jul 2020 15:10


Course Overview

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.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr David Healy
  • Dr Clare Elizabeth Bond

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • GL3512 Field Techniques 2 (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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.  


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Practical during University weeks 26 - 34, 38

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Field Trip Log

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Laboratory exercises will be carried out and feedback given as soon as is practicable. Field-based assessments are marked and returned during the fieldcourse, giving feedback on one exercise before completion of the next. Class-based exercises will be fed-back after each exercise.

Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resit: Repeat course

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Feedback
Learning Outcomes
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