|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Essay 1000 words||30%|
|Semester Assessment||Dissertation/project proposal||40%|
|Semester Assessment||Field Map||30%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Write in an academic/technical style as expected in Environmental Earth Science;
2. Critically engage with contemporary literature in Environmental Earth Science;
3. Demonstrate knowledge of the development of Environmental Earth Science in recent decades;
4. Identify a research problem or subject and design an appropriate research strategy;
5. Perform a field-based exercise within a specified timeframe;
6. Demonstrate an awareness of ethical and safety issues in Environmental Earth Science research.
• Summarising and synthesizing academic literature;
• Forming and supporting arguments;
• Geomorphological/contaminated land mapping field techniques in environmental Earth science;
• Revision techniques;
• Forming research questions;
• Ethics and fieldwork in safety;
• Presentation techniques.
Other issues relating to pastoral development – such as the expectations and challenges of university life, time and resource management, reviewing academic performance, and employability and career aspirations can be discussed in designated personal tutor slots.
In addition to the one-hour tutorial sessions this module will include one year group exercise at a local site. This exercise will be based on a mapping exercise (typically to cover surficial deposit/contaminated land mapping).
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||This is not explicitly addressed in this module.|
|Communication||Students will be required to present written work in an appropriate academic/technical format.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Students will be encouraged to respond to feedback. The students will be given feedback on their first written assignment. They will be encouraged to reflect on this feedback and use the experience to improve their learning and performance prior to submitting the second, larger assignment.|
|Information Technology||Students will be required to use word processing technology for the coursework. They will also need to engage with sources of information to produce appropriate field maps and images to support their one-day field course.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Personal development and employability issues are embedded in the personal tutor sessions.|
|Problem solving||Students will be required to identify a research problem and to plan a research strategy. Students will also have to research the field area before the one-day course and produce their own base maps.|
|Research skills||Students will be required to research and evaluate and analyse information for coursework.|
|Subject Specific Skills||The three assignments address quite different aspects of the professional subject specific skills for EES graduates.|
|Team work||While not assessed, there will be opportunities for students to work as a team especially in small groups during the field exercise. Whilst small group working will be required for field safety reasons the student’s maps will be assessed on an individual basis.|
This module is at CQFW Level 5