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BI25P4: PLANTS, PEOPLE, AND THE ENVIRONMENT (2022-2023)

Last modified: 25 Oct 2022 14:21


Course Overview

A course in which students explore both core and emerging issues in the plant sciences, focusing in particular on the inter-dependence of plants, people and environment.  Students are encouraged to develop a range of important generic and applied skills, through lectures, practicals and seminars. One practical and two seminars contribute 60% of the course mark. An online assessment contributes 40% of the overall course grade and consists of short, structured questions.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Martin Barker

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?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The content reflects currently important topics in plants, particularly in relation to people who depend on them and the environment that affects them. The course focusses on numerous important questions in plant science research. Content builds on and integrates understanding about plants and soils from first year courses. Different teaching methods are used, on campus and online, to take students to the frontiers of our understanding of plant science research.

Associated Costs

DescriptionValue
Course practicals require the use of a lab coat which can be purchased locally. GBP 15.00

Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Science Laboratory during University weeks 27, 35
  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 26 - 35, 39
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 29, 33

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Mini essays

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 45
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Verbal feedback will be given during interactive, formative parts of the course. Students will receive written feedback on each practical report and seminar presentation. Where necessary, students will be invited to meet members of the course team to identify difficulties and discuss solutions. 

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Seminar

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Verbal feedback will be given during interactive, formative parts of the course. Students will receive written feedback on each practical report and the last two seminar presentations. Where necessary, students will be invited to meet members of the course team to identify difficulties and discuss solutions.

 

 

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Practical

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Verbal feedback will be given during interactive, formative parts of the course. Students will receive written feedback on each practical report and seminar presentation. Where necessary, students will be invited to meet members of the course team to identify difficulties and discuss solutions. 

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed element(s)

Assessment Type Summative Weighting
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Written feedback made available via MyAberdeen Grade Centre

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateDemonstrate an awareness of different and sometimes conflicting uses of plants in human society
ProceduralAnalyseConduct analyses of plant material in lab, following instructions
ProceduralAnalyseUse class date to identify and interpret trends in data
FactualRememberDemonstrate a familiarity and understanding of some key principles
ProceduralApplyApply knowledge to interpret information and data
ProceduralCreateWorking in a group, construct a persuasive presentation on a given topic

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