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ES1002   Earth Resources and Environment

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 7

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 12.00 noon - 1.00 pm Mon - Fri; 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm Thu and Fri

This module builds on the understanding of planet Earth gained in ES1001, with an underlying theme of the Earth's resources and environment. The processes in action at different tectonic settings (volcanism, metamorphism etc) and the natural hazards induced by these processes leads into Earth resources (metals, hydrocarbons and energy) and the applied nature of Earth Sciences in problem-solving resource and environmental issues. Key skills for Earth and environment scientists are developed and the module includes a 4-day residential field excursion to the northeast of Scotland around Easter.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass ES1001

Anti-requisite(s): ES1002 Anti-Requisite

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 5 lectures, tutorials and 1 x 2-hour practical (x 11 weeks), plus 40 hours of fieldwork over the semester.

Scheduled learning hours: 117

Guided independent study hours: 83

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, 2-hour Practical Examination = 30%, Coursework = 20%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 25%
Coursework: 25%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 80%, Coursework = 20%, No Re-assessment if Coursework mark is less than 4


Module teaching staff: Earth and Environmental Sciences staff