Academic year(s): 2019-2020
SCOTCAT credits : 30
ECTS credits : 15
Level : SCQF Level 8
This module focuses on the low temperature processes that occur in the outer envelopes of the Earth, including land-atmosphere interactions, glacial processes, geomicrobiology and oceanography. Relationships between physical, chemical and biological processes occurring along Earth's surface, and their impact on climate, will be explored using case studies. A key component of this course will be a field trip to Yorkshire to explore sites of environmental interest. You will develop field skills in water/sediment sampling and analysis.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass ES2001
Weekly contact: 3 x 1-hour lectures and 1 x 2-hour laboratory per week; 9 hours of tutorials and 40 hours fieldwork over the semester.
Scheduled learning hours: 99
Guided independent study hours: 201
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 80%, Coursework = 20%, No Re-assessment if Coursework mark is less than 4
Module coordinator: Prof R J S Wilson
Module teaching staff: Earth and Environmental Sciences staff