|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||20 Hours. 10 x 2 hours|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Learning Portfolio. The module will be assessed by a Learning Portfolio, comprising 3 Entries to be submitted via Blackboard. Entries are a maximum of 1200 words each. Each Entry will cover a different topic, directly related to the subject content of lectures. 1. Problem identification associated with a lecture topic (related to Lectures 1 - 4) (33.3.%) 2. Finding and evaluating information on a lecture topic (related to Lectures 5 and 6) (33.3%) 3. Creating an annotated bibliography (related to Lectures 7 - 10) (33%)||100%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Students who fail the module will be required to resubmit the failed components of the assessment described above.||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Outline the principles of glacier mass balance, glacier motion and glacier hydrology.
2. Identify the dominant erosional and depositional processes operating in glacial environments.
3. Explain how erosional and depositional processes interact to produce different glacial landforms and landscapes.
4. Assess the role played by ice sheets in global change.
5. Explain how cold climate indicators are preserved in the geomorphological and sedimentological record.
6. Find and evaluate information from the glaciological and glacial geomorphological literature.
2. Glacier mass balance
3. Ice sheet and glacier flow
4. Glacier hydrology
5. Processes of glacial erosion
6. Landforms and landscapes of glacial erosion
7. Processes of glacial deposition
8. Landforms of glacial deposition
9. Glaciomarine and glaciolacustrine environments
10. The glacial geomorphology of Wales
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Communication||Written communication skills are developed in researching and writing all Entries.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Students will learn how to improve their own learning and performance through the exercises related to all Entries.|
|Information Technology||Information technology skills are developed through the writing of all Entries and posting these to Blackboard.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Awareness of personal development is developed in the work associated with all Entries.|
|Problem solving||Problem-solving skills are developed by students in researching and writing Entry 1 (problem identification).|
|Research skills||Research skills are developed in researching and writing Entries 1, 2 and 3 (problem identification, finding and evaluating information on a lecture topic and creating an annotated bibliography).|
|Subject Specific Skills||Subject-specific skills in glaciology, glacial geomorphology and sedimentology are developed throughout the module in lectures, as well as through independent study (researching and writing the Entries).|
Reading ListGeneral Text
Benn, D. and Evans, D (1998) Glaciers and Glaciation Arnold, London, 734 pp. paperback. #24.99. Primo search Bennett, M.R. and Glasser, N.F (2009) Glacial Geology: Ice Sheets and Landforms Second Edition John Wiley, Chichester, 400pp, paperback. Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 5