|Module Title||ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE TUTORIAL LEVEL 2|
|Co-ordinator||Professor David Kay|
|Semester||Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)|
|Other staff||Dr Henry Lamb, Dr Tony Jones|
|Course delivery||Seminars / Tutorials||10 Hours 10 x 1 hour (meetings in alternative weeks over both semesters)|
|Assessment||Continuous assessment||In order to pass the module students must complete and submit all 6 assignments required for assessment. Students should note that attendance at tutorials is compulsory, as is submission of work by the deadline set by the tutor. Any absences should be agreed with the tutor in advance, and illness immediately notified to him/her. Unexplained absence will result in the initiation of disciplinary procedures. Late submission of assignments without good cause and without prior approval of the tutor will result in imposition of the late submission penalties, as set out in the Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences Handbook.||100%|
|Supplementary examination||Students who fail the module will normally be allowed a resit, which will involve the resubmission of failed assignments and the submission of any assignments which were not submitted. Marks for assignments already assessed at 40% or more will be carried forward. In the absence of extenuating circumstances (eg. illness), the maximum mark available on assignments submitted for resit will be 40%.||100%|
Academic Course Work
Academic course work in the Level 2 Tutorial Module will deal with the theory and practice of Environmental Science, and with contemporary themes of debate within the subject. Their work will be developed through tutorial discussion and tutorial essays, as set out below.
The study skills covered by the Level 2 Tutorial Module will deal with the following:
During the first semester, the tutorial module will focus on essential study skills and on the nature of Environmental discourse. Assessment will be based on three pieces of submitted work. These will comprise:
During the second semester, the tutorial module will focus on discussion of theory and practice in Environmental Science and on preparation for an independent research study which will underpin preparation for the dissertation.
The assessed end product will be three background papers, maximum length 1800 words each, covering research methodology, problem identification and the preparation of a dissertation contextual essay and literature review.
The tutorial module offers students the opportunity to engage directly in their learning, to contribute to discussion and give presentations on their work in a small group setting.
Alongside its academic role, discussion can take place on CV building and careers opportunities. A tutor's judgement of the overall performance of a student over the full programme forms a final, minor component in module assessment.
The module has three specific objectives. First, as a source of close, working contact, it can more effectively address the general academic and pastoral problems confronted by students during their first year. Second, each Environmental Science Tutorial Module is designed to have its own independent academic syllabus. this will focus on drawing out the integrative themes that run through the Environmental Science programme and which are best dealt with as a separate thematic overlay to the Level 1 course. Third, it will address a defined range of study skills, enabling students to cope more effectively with the basic demands of academic study, develop transferable skills, and enable them to exploit more fully the possibility offered by the Environmental Science programme.