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Module GL4402: Fieldwork

Module GL4402
Co-ordinator: Dr Quentin Crowley
Course Type: Mandatory

Fieldtrip exercises and notebooks (60%); practical examination (40%)

ECTS: 5 Credits
Prerequisites: JS Geology

Contact hours & timing:

Hilary Term

Weeks 28-29 (10 days)

Module Learning Aims:

This module aims to integrate all strands of geology by investigating geological problems in the field. Specific aims are to:

  • demonstrate how the techniques and concepts you have acquired over your degree programme can be used to build up the geological history of an area,
  • advance your field data collection, integration and interpretation skills,
  • demonstrate the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach to unravelling the geological evolution of mountain belts.

Module Content:

Building upon the six weeks of geological fieldwork undertaken as part of GL4401, this module takes a more applied approach to field geology. The destination and duration of the field excursion may change, but in previous years has comprised a ten day residential field trip visiting the Betic Chain of SE Spain.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

  • record and interpret data gathered in the field and assess the significance of these data in a regional context
  • compare and contrast their own field data with previously published interpretations of field evidence.

Field trip:

An additional cost will be charged for attending the field trip. Please contact the module co-ordinator for further information.

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Last updated 28 June 2017