Module GL4402: Fieldwork
|Co-ordinator:||Dr Quentin Crowley|
Fieldtrip exercises and notebooks (60%); practical examination (40%)
Contact hours & timing:
|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.
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.
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.
An additional cost will be charged for attending the field trip. Please contact the module co-ordinator for further information.