Module Identifier ES30610  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Peter Abrahams  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Other staff Dr Tony Jones  
Pre-Requisite Acceptance to Level 3 Environmental Science  
Course delivery Field Work   8 days  
  Laboratory   15 Hours  
Assessment 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.

Module description

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 :-