Module Identifier EA11410  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Dr Ron Fuge  
Semester Semester 2  
Pre-Requisite None. Only available to students registered for Environmental Earth Studies.  
Course delivery Field Work   2 x 1 day trips, 1 x 6 day trips (Easter Vacation)  
Assessment Field visit / case study   Assessment of Easter fieldwork, field notebooks and field reports   100%  
  Resit assessment   Not normally allowed.    

Brief description
This module is designed as an introduction to field techniques in Environmental Earth Studies. It consists of two single day courses followed by a six day residential course during the Easter vacation.

The day courses, one in the Aberystwyth area and one in South Wales, introduce some of the many topics of Environmental Earth Studies. These courses also seek to introduce field observation techniques and recording data in field notebooks. In addition, field reports are written up after each course, and assessed by Academic tutors.

The Easter course (currently held in North Wales) builds on the experience gained on the day trips. During this course the rocks of the area are studied with visits to a wide range of localities so building up a picture of the regional geology. This is supplemented with visits to sites of extractive industries and other industrial sites and power stations. The environmental impact of current and past industrial activities is also assessed. A report of the trip is subsequently written up using the observations recorded.

Aims of the module
The module introduces the basic observational, analytical and communicational skills associated with environmental earth
studies fieldwork.

The module will enable students to observe and record geological information and integrate this with environmental
observations. In addition it will enable students to prepare a report on the geology, industry and environmental aspects of a
region and to integrate this with course work and published information.