|| ES30610 |
|| ISSUES IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 3 |
|| 2003/2004 |
|| Dr Tony Jones |
|| Semester 1 |
|| Dr Alan J Bond |
|| Acceptance to Level 3 Environmental Science |
| Course delivery
|| Other || Field Work. 8 days |
|| Practical || 15 Hours Laboratory. |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| Report: ||50%|
|Semester Assessment|| Essay: ||50%|
|Supplementary Exam|| Resubmission of failed elements.|| |
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.
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.
To foster skills of i) observation and analysis in the field, ii) bibliographic research and iii) succinct presentation of results.
This module is at CQFW Level 6