Module Identifier EAM0120  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr Nicholas J G Pearce  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Professor David Kay, Dr Geoff Duller, Dr Bill Perkins  
Course delivery Practical   30 Hours 5 x 3 hour practical sessions, 2 days residential3 fieldwork  
  Lecture   20 Hours 10 weeks at 2 hours per week  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment Report from Fieldwork 55%; Laboratory reports 5 x 5% = 25% total; Project 20%100%
Supplementary 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). 

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students will be able to

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.

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


This module is at CQFW Level 7