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ES4001   Field Excursion and Map Interpretation

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: 12 days fieldwork in August - September. 9.00 am - 5.00 pm Fri (practicals)

This module develops the field observation and interpretation skills of collecting, recording, interpreting and synthesising data in the field and from geological maps and cross-sections. The field course will be thematic, examining and synthesising all aspects of a region to interpret a complex geological history and geodynamical evolution of an orogenic belt. Theme and location may vary.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must take ES3006

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2-week field course and 4 lab sessions.

Scheduled learning hours: 96

Guided independent study hours: 64

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 teaching staff: Earth and Environmental Sciences staff