|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Field Trip||1 x 56 Hour Field Trip|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Field Visit / Case Study: Field approach and notebook: 50%; field report 50%||100%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Students whose reasons for failing to attend the field course are condoned will be permitted to submit a 2,000 word project for assessment of a type and by a date to be agreed with the module co-ordinator, for a maximum mark of 100%.||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
- demonstrate technical proficiency in the operation of field instruments
- demonstrate proficiency in field, graphical, sampling and geophysical methods
- classify major rock types
- construct a basic geological map
- appreciate the logistics involved in undertaking different types of fieldwork operations
- demonstrate their proficiency in oral communication skills
The module will enable students to observe and record geological information and integrate this with environmental observations. In addition it will enable students to prepare a report on the geology, industry and environmental aspects of a region and to integrate this with course work and published information.
The day course, normally held in central Wales, introduces some of the many topics of Environmental Earth Science. It seeks to introduce field observation techniques and recording data in field notebooks. In addition, field reports are written up after each trip, and assessed by Academic tutors.
The Easter course (currently held in North Wales) builds on the experience gained on the day trip. During this course the rocks of the area are studied with visits to a wide range of localities so building up a picture of the regional geology. This is supplemented with visits to sites of extractive industries and other industrial sites such as power stations. The environmental impact of current and past industrial activities is also assessed. A report of the trip is subsequently written up using the observations recorded.
This module is at CQFW Level 4