Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 30
ECTS credits : 15
Level : SCQF Level 8
Semester: Full Year
Availability restrictions: Available only to students who have been accepted for direct 2nd year entry to an Earth Science degree programme.
This module is only available to students who have been accepted for direct 2nd year entry to an Earth Science degree programme. It provides basic practical and fieldwork skills that are not taught at secondary school and which characterise University-taught, accredited Earth Science programmes. Students will take part in level 1 practical and field-based exercises, and then apply these skills to the level 2 teaching programme. The students will also attend those aspects of the lecture programme that are not covered in A-level or Higher Geology curricula. The learning in this module will supplement and complement the ES2001, ES2002 & ES2003 teaching.
Pre-requisite(s): Direct second year acceptance to bsc geology, bsc environmental earth science or mgeol earth science degrees
Co-requisite(s): You must also take ES2001 and take ES2002 and take ES2003
Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take ES1001 or take ES1002
Weekly contact: Weekly lectures, practical classes, and fieldwork. Generally 5 hours per week lecture/lab time plus associated field classes.
Scheduled learning hours: 190
Guided independent study hours: 110
As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100% (made up of Group Work and 2 Field Excursions = 50%, Practical Examinations = 50%)
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 50%
Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%
Module coordinator: Dr C V Rose
Module teaching staff: Earth and Environmental Sciences staff