Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF Level 9
This is a core module within the BSc Geology and MGeol Earth Sciences degrees and delivered early in the Honours programme in order to provide a fundamental framework for interpreting major petrological processes acting within the silicate portion of planet Earth. The course focuses on solid-state equilibria, liquid-solid phase equilibria, crystallography, and spatial associations. The module serves as preparation for subsequent modules on related topics and for field-based modules, including Advanced Geological Mapping, the Research dissertation, the Alps field course, Advanced Petrogenesis.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass ES2002
Weekly contact: 2 x 1-hour lectures (x 10 weeks), 3-hour practicals most weeks.
Scheduled learning hours: 50
Guided independent study hours: 100
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, 2 x 2-hour Practical Examination = 50%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 50%
Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 80%, Coursework = 20%, No Re-assessment if Coursework mark is less than 4
Module coordinator: Dr S Mikhail
Module teaching staff: Dr S Mikhail, Prof A Finch, Prof R White