Module Identifier EAM0120  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Nicholas Pearce  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Professor Ann Wintle, Professor David Kay, Dr Geoff Duller, Dr Ronald Fuge, Dr Bill Perkins  
Course delivery Lecture   22 Hours 6 weeks at 3 hours per week, 4 weeks at 1 hour per week  
  Practical   4 x 2 hour practical sessions, 1 day fieldwork  
Assessment Course work   Project essay 20%; Field reports 15%; Laboratory reports 5x5% = 25% total; Project essay 20%   100%  
  Resit assessment   Failed reports and essays can be resubmitted to the IGES office on or before the first day of the summer resit period (normally mid-August).    

Brief description

This core module will introduce students to a range of techniques used in chemical and isotopic studies of the environment. This will include an introduction to sampling methods and sampling preparation of organic and inorganic environmental media. This will be followed by an introduction to the range of methods currently used for determining the composition and age of environmental materials. As a core module this course will ensure all students have some exposure to the range of these techniques. These sessions will provide a foundation for more specialised optional modules.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students will be able to

Reading Lists

Gill, R C O (ed). (1997) Modern Analytical Geochemistry. Longman
Harrison, R M & Mora, S J. (1996) Introductory Chemistry for the Environmental Sciences. 2nd. Cambridge University Press