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ES3004   Processes and Products in Sedimentary Systems

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 9.00 am - 10.00 am Tue - Thu (lectures), 2.00 - 5.00 pm Mon (practicals). 3 field days (9.00 am - 5.00 pm)

This core module provides fundamental knowledge and training in describing, studying and interpreting sediments, sedimentary rocks and stratigraphic frameworks. The concepts and methodologies of process sedimentology, stratigraphy and sedimentary petrography will be taught, and training undertaken using fieldwork and practicals. The module serves as preparation for subsequent modules on related topics and for field-based modules, including Advanced Geological Mapping, the Research dissertation, and the fourth-year field course.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass ES2001 and ( pass ES2002 or pass ES2003 )

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Weekly lectures and practicals averaging 6 hours per week plus field training

Scheduled learning hours: 54

Guided independent study hours: 96

Assessment pattern

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

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

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


Module teaching staff: Prof T Prave, Dr C Rose