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GL4033: PLANETARY GEOLOGY (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:27


Course Overview

On this course you will become an interplanetary explorer, learning how to conduct real scientific research and synthesise data, guided by experts. You will apply your skills to learn and discover new things about aspects of lunar and planetary geology that interest you.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Alexander Brasier

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of BSc Geology or Master of Geology or Bachelor Of Science In Geoscience or BSc Geology-Petroleum Geology or BSc Archaeology-Geoscience or BSc Geology - Physics or BSc Geography-Geoscience
  • Programme Level 4

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

On this course you will explore:

• The Geology of the Moon
• The Geology of Mars
• The Geology of Another Planet or Moon

You will research an aspect of each that interests you, with guidance from staff. For each of the 3 topics you will investigate, synthesise data, and produce a scientific report, which will be assessed, and on which feedback will be provided.


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 Lecture during University weeks 8 - 18

More Information about Week Numbers


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

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 12 Feedback Weeks 13

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Feedback

Detailed feedback will be provided, assisting the student with future assignments.

Word Count
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseSynthesise and analyse geological data relevant to the topic chosen.
ConceptualEvaluateUse the synthesised data to evaluate a plausible geological hypothesis.
FactualAnalyseApply factual knowledge to understand a relevant geological challenge.
ProceduralCreateCreate figures and/or tables from synthesised data that help you reach and communicate your conclusions.
ReflectionEvaluateLearn to critically evaluate and reflect on your own work.

Either individual oral presentation or individual poster presentation (student choice), with abstrac

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 19 Feedback Weeks 20

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Feedback

These transferable skills will be taught, and feedback will be provided.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseSynthesise and analyse geological data relevant to the topic chosen.
ConceptualEvaluateUse the synthesised data to evaluate a plausible geological hypothesis.
FactualAnalyseApply factual knowledge to understand a relevant geological challenge.
ProceduralCreateCreate figures and/or tables from synthesised data that help you reach and communicate your conclusions.
ReflectionEvaluateLearn to critically evaluate and reflect on your own work.

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks 16 Feedback Weeks 17

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Feedback

Detailed feedback will be provided, helpful for students working on future assignments e.g. dissertations.

Word Count
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseSynthesise and analyse geological data relevant to the topic chosen.
ConceptualEvaluateUse the synthesised data to evaluate a plausible geological hypothesis.
FactualAnalyseApply factual knowledge to understand a relevant geological challenge.
ProceduralCreateCreate figures and/or tables from synthesised data that help you reach and communicate your conclusions.
ReflectionEvaluateLearn to critically evaluate and reflect on your own work.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Essay on a relevant topic.

Word Count
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualAnalyseApply factual knowledge to understand a relevant geological challenge.
ConceptualAnalyseSynthesise and analyse geological data relevant to the topic chosen.
ConceptualEvaluateUse the synthesised data to evaluate a plausible geological hypothesis.
ProceduralCreateCreate figures and/or tables from synthesised data that help you reach and communicate your conclusions.
ReflectionEvaluateLearn to critically evaluate and reflect on your own work.

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