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ES3006   Advanced Geological Mapping

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not available to General Degree students.

Planned timetable: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm Fri (map practicals)

Geological maps are not just summaries of rocks - they are ways of conveying three-dimensional structure and geological history. This module starts with sessions on geophysics techniques and field-based skills training sessions and is followed by two one-week field courses. Field assessment comprises a geophyscial report, field notes and geological maps within holistic, problem-based exercises, determining the geology of the field areas from first principles. At the end of the module, students will have learned how to record, interpret and present field data as well as visualise geology in four dimensions.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass ES3001

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 practical sessions and two week-long residential field excursions.

Scheduled learning hours: 24

Guided independent study hours: 126

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator: Prof A A Finch
Module teaching staff: Earth and Environmental Sciences staff