|Delivery length / details
|22 x 1 Hour Lectures
|Assessment length / details
|2 Hours Short answer/multiple choice examination paper. Comprising Evolution of Britain - 50%, Earth Structures - 10% Geological Maps - 40%
|2 Hours Resit Exam
On completion of the module, students should have :-
- an awareness of the fundamental principles of stratigraphy and the key personalities responsible for formulating them
- knowledge of the magnitude of geological time and the problems of dealing with it
- a basic knowledge of the way the present day distribution of geological materials came about, including resources which underpin much of today's political and social patterns, and in particular the physical and cultural landscape of the British Isles
- a basic working knowledge of geological maps and an appreciation for their breadth of application
The module provides a basic introduction to the distribution and arrangement of earth materials, through the geological past and as they are now. It is primarily aimed at students with some earth science background, e.g. EA11510: Planet Earth.
(i) earth structures - how deformation in the earth has modified the arrangement of materials;
(ii) the present-day distribution of earth resources, including energy sources and mineral deposits in
(iii) the links between geology and landscape; and
(iv) the nature and uses of geological maps.
Maps form a convenient way of summarising and recording geological information, and help bring together the different themes of the course. The basic principles are covered in both the 1st edition (Blue cover) and the 2nd edition (Green cover) of the recommended text book by Maltman, but the 2nd Edition includes sections on environmental matters and physical geography.
The lecture themes are:
Evolution of Geological concepts
Tectonic framework of British Isles (Archaean - Mid-Proterozoic)
Late-Precambrian: sedimentary basins, orogenies and magmatism
Week 8 Cambrian - Silurian Caledonian Orogeny
Week 9 Late Palaeozoic: Devonian to Carboniferous Variscan orogeny; Permian and Triassic
Week 10 Jurassic/Cretaceous Caenozoic (Palaeogene, Neogene and Quaternary)
This module is at CQFW Level 4