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BSc Geography and Geology
Benefit from a wide range of optional topics and practical trips on this combined degree.

BSc Geography and Geology / Course details

Year of entry: 2018

Course unit details:
Year 2 Geog-Geol Professional Development and Project Preparation

Unit code EART20070
Credit rating 10
Unit level Level 2
Teaching period(s) Full year
Offered by School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Available as a free choice unit? Yes

Overview

Small-group teaching under the guidance of an academic tutor, supported by private study.

A programme of tutorials based upon Enquiry-Based-Learning projects.

There will also be presentations related to careers.

Aims

To develop inter-personal and other transferable skills and to extend awareness of Earth Sciences beyond lecture and practical material.

To build upon and consolidate the transferable skills acquired in first-year tutorials.

To prepare students for their Year 3 independent dissertation

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes include:

  • Undertaking group activities, including participating in discussions, devising investigation strategies, agreeing responsibilities, writing joint reports
  • Developing writing skills
  • Developing numerical skills
  • Developing oral presentation skills
  • Gaining further experience and expertise in using information sources
  • Constructing a research proposal and work plan for the dissertation
  • Gaining awareness of careers information sources and of application procedures for future careers

Syllabus

Semester 1

 

Week 1:

No tutorial

 

Weeks 2-5:

Careers project

 

Weeks 6-11:

Flooding project

 

Semester 2

 

Week 1:

No tutorial

 

Weeks 2-10:

Preparation for dissertation

Assessment methods

Assessment and feedback methods

The module is assessed by 2 assessments as follows:

1)  Verbal presentation of your Literature Review in week 11 or week 12.  Worth 25%.  Feedback will be given verbally in class.

2) Submission of your written Literature Review in week 12.  Worth 75%.  Feedback will given in written format and can be discussed with your tutor if required.

Feedback methods

Assessment and feedback methods

The module is assessed by 2 assessments as follows:

1)  Verbal presentation of your Literature Review in week 11 or week 12.  Worth 25%.  Feedback will be given verbally in class.

2) Submission of your written Literature Review in week 12.  Worth 75%.  Feedback will given in written format and can be discussed with your tutor if required.

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Lectures 4
Tutorials 20
Independent study hours
Independent study 76

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
David Schultz Unit coordinator

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