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Module GLU44902: Fieldwork

  Module GLU44902
Co-ordinator: Dr. Micha Ruhl
Course Type: Mandatory

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

ECTS: 5 Credits
Prerequisites: JS Geology

Contact hours & timing:

Hilary Term
Weeks 32-33 (11 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.