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ES4008   Environmental Excursion

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Available to General Degree students with the permission of the Honours Adviser

Planned timetable: 6 days fieldwork preceding Senior Honours. 9.00 am - 5.00 pm Fri (practicals)

This module is designed to provide advanced field-based training in a variety of environmental and geochemical analytical techniques of utility to solving geo-environmental problems. The field course will be thematic and examine environmental aspects of a region using an integrated approach. Theme and location may vary. Additional post-trip analyses may include GIS and laboratory work.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass ES3010

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 6 day field course with lab sessions.

Scheduled learning hours: 60

Guided independent study hours: 90

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: Dr A Burke, Dr J Rae