|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||9 x 1 hr lectures|
|Seminars / Tutorials||9 x 1 hr tutorials|
|Practical||10 x 2 hrs|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||1) Tutorial/practical based assignments: 2 essays, each 10%; chemical skills assignment 10%; maths assignment 10%; group oral presentation 10%. 2) 5 x geological maps assignments; 3 in semester 1 (25% - equally weighted); 2 in semester 2 (12.5% each)||100%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Resubmission of failed (< 40%) components. Marks for passed components will be carried forward in the recalculation of the resat module mark.||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
- Produce written work of a style and standard appropriate to university level coursework.
- Demonstrate basic chemical procedures
- Select and use appropriate mathematical procedures
- Work as part of a team and give an oral presentation.
- Use and interpret geological maps.
This module will be taught in three parallel parts: lectures and tutorials, and geological mapping practicals. For details see the next section:
1 Registration week: no lecture; no tutorial
2 Lecture: Introduction and course information; formative note-taking exercise
3 Tutorial: Introductory discussion including session on the Blackboard learning system
4 Lecture: Essay writing
5 Tutorial: Essay 1 topics given; feedback on note-taking exercise
6 Lecture: Searching for scientific literature and information
7 Tutorial: open discussion
8 Lecture: Basic Chemistry including assignment; Students hand in essay 1.
9 Tutorial: open discussion; Essay 1 returned to students.
10 Lecture: Basic Chemistry (continued).
11 Tutorial: Students hand in chemical skills exercise.
12 No class
13 Lecture: Laboratory and field notebooks.
14 Lecture: Producing and presenting technical reports.
15 Tutorial: Essay 2 topic provided; open discussion; chemical skills exercise returned to students
16 Maths workshop 1
17 Maths workshop 2 Students hand in essay 2
18 Maths workshop 3
19 Maths workshop 4 (including assignment)
20 Tutorial: topics for oral & poster presentation given; open discussion; essay 2 returned to students.
21 Tutorial. Students hand in mathematical skills exercise.
22 Oral / poster presentation by groups
Tutorial: Final discussion; Module assessment; maths assignment returned to students.
2) Geological maps. Students will be introduced to geological maps and their uses through 10 x 2 hour practicals covering the following themes:
Ordnance survey maps
Introduction to geological maps
Development of map skills using problem maps
Development of map skills using geological maps
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Numeracy workshops; assessment 1|
|Communication||Tutorials; assessment 1|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Tutorials|
|Information Technology||Use of spreadsheets and word processors: assessment 1|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Tutorials|
|Problem solving||Tutorials, and practicals; assessments 1 and 2|
|Research skills||Assessments 1 and 2|
|Subject Specific Skills||Chemical skills Geological map skills|
|Team work||Assessment 1|
This module is at CQFW Level 4