|Module Title||ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE FIELDWORK|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Nicholas Pearce|
|Semester||Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)|
|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.|
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.