Module Identifier EA11410  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Professor Alex Maltman  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Pre-Requisite Only available to students registered for Environmental Earth Science  
Course delivery Other   Field Work. 1 x 1 day trip, 1 x 8 day trips (Easter Vacation)  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Field Visit / Case Study: Field approach and notebook: 50%; field report 50%  100%
Supplementary Assessment Not normally allowed.   

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
The module will enable students to observe and record geological information and integrate this with environmental
observations. In addition it will enable students to prepare a report on the geology, industry and environmental aspects of a
region and to integrate this with course work and published information.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of the module, students should :-

Brief description

This module is designed as an introduction to field techniques in Environmental Earth Science. It consists of at a single day course followed by a seven day residential course during the Easter vacation.

The day course, normally held in central Wales, introduces some of the many topics of Environmental Earth Science. It seeks to introduce field observation techniques and recording data in field notebooks. In addition, field reports are written up after each trip, and assessed by Academic tutors.

The Easter course (currently held in North Wales) builds on the experience gained on the day trip. 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 such as 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.


The module introduces the basic observational, analytical and communicational skills associated with environmental earth
studies fieldwork.


This module is at CQFW Level 4