|| GG21920 |
|| GEOGRAPHY SCIENCE FIELDWORK |
|| 2006/2007 |
|| Dr Peter W Abrahams |
|| Semester 2 |
|| Dr Paul A Brewer, Dr Eric Johnstone |
|| Acceptance to Single Honours Geography |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || |
|| Lecture || |
|| Practical || Practicals / Field Days. 3 x 2 hours (Introductory Sessions); 5 x 4 hours (Practicals); Up to 10 days (Fieldcourse). |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| Course Work: Written Reports and maps/graphs to be submitted during the fieldwork period and during Week 11 of the Semester. Students who fail to attend the field course without good reason will not be permitted a resit. Students who attend the field course but fail the assessment will be given the opportunity to resubmit assessments by a date to be agreed with the module co-ordinator for a maximum mark of 40%. Students whose reasons for failing to attend the field course are condoned will be permitted to submit a 5,000 word project for assessment of a type and by a date to be agreed with the module co-ordinator, for a maximum mark of 100%.
|Supplementary Assessment|| Students who fail to attend the field-course without good reason will not be permitted to resit. Students who attend the field course but fail the assessment will be given the opportunity to resubmit. || |
On succesful completion of the module, students should :
Be technically proficient (e.g. in the field operation of hydrological instruments, field identification of soils and their classification, vegetation identification and basic field survey).
Appreciate 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
On completion of the module, students should also possess skills in the following:-
Mapping and field sketching
Keeping a field notebook
To provide the technical framework for study of physical environments and to allow the development of expertise in specific measurement techniques.
Fieldcourse organisation: to include aspects of project planning and appropriate practicals
Report preparation practicals
This module is at CQFW Level 5