THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2009/2010
Frontiers in Geophysics (U04320)
This course will engage students with the cutting edge of research into geophysics. Topics of current research interest will be chosen, which will vary from year to year. Students will be set to read the best papers in these fields and to discuss the issues involved in the research in round-table sessions coordinated by the Course Organiser. Underlying issues about research methodology and the development and evolution of a scientific paradigm will be addressed.
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? Normal year taken : 4th year
? Contact Teaching Time : 2 hour(s) per week for 5 weeks
All of the following classes
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
1. To be aware of the cutting edge of research in geophysics
2. To be able to synthesis complicated and forming ideas presented via academic, peer reviewed journals.
3. To be able to discuss how science moves from one type of world view, or model of an operational system, to another, giving examples for the coursework.
Assessment will be by posters, presented by the student on the research topic of their choice. A session on designing and producing academic posters will be given.
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Mrs Nicola Muir
Prof Martin Siegert
School Website : http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.scieng.ed.ac.uk/