|| ES30610 |
|| ISSUES IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 3 |
|| 2001/2002 |
|| Dr Peter Abrahams |
|| Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters) |
|| Dr Tony Jones |
|| Acceptance to Level 3 Environmental Science |
| Course delivery
|| Field Work || 8 days |
|| Laboratory || 15 Hours |
|| Report || || 50% |
|| Supplementary examination || Resubmission of failed elements. || |
|| Essay || || 50% |
Aims and objectives
To foster skills of i) observation and analysis in the field, ii) bibliographic research and iii) succinct presentation of results.
Techniques are taught through a foreign fieldtrip (currently to the Low Countries) to study aspects such as soil and water pollution, soil erosion, man-made soils, water management and habitat protection and rehabilitation.
The results of fieldwork analyses are written up and presented in seminars.
Wider issues are tackled by student in depth library research on set topics. Students typically select 1 topic from about 12 and can consult staff in the appropriate field regarding the initial bibliography.
Module objectives / Learning outcomes
On completion of the module, students should :-
Be technically proficient in the field
Be able to classify soils and ecotypes
Be able to undertake a basic field survey
Be aware of the logistics involved in undertaking different types of fieldwork operations.
Demonstrate an ability to analyse data and present results of original field measurements in a technically-sound report.
Have increased ability to observe critically, and contrast with the UK, foreign physical and people/place attributes.