|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Report (2,000 words)||50%|
|Semester Exam||1.5 Hours||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Candidates must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.||50%|
|Supplementary Exam||1.5 Hours Candidates must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.||50%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Recognise, interpret and explain the geological, climatic and environmental processes that have shaped present-day landscapes and habitats.
Outline the major phases in the evolution of life on earth and describe key events as preserved in the fossil record.
Describe the evolution of major groups of organisms and identify the anatomical links between extinct and living life forms.
This module will integrate geology, biogeography and palaeobiology to explain how such processes have shaped the evolution of life. as evidenced primarily in the fossil record.
Geological time and history. Plate tectonics. Palaeoclimates. Biogeography. Palaeobiology. The fossil record. Evolution of modern lifeforms.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Assimilation of material for essay presentation. Critical appraisal of morphological features in practicals.|
|Information Technology||Use of digital spatial resources in coursework.|
|Personal Development and Career planning|
|Problem solving||Critical judgement of best approach to practical exercises.|
|Research skills||Information finding for essay.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Identification and interpretation of palaeontological specimens and features.|
|Team work||Integral part of practicals.|
This module is at CQFW Level 4