Undergraduate Course: Aquatic Systems (EASC09013)
||School of Geosciences
||College of Science and Engineering
||Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area
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||A study of the nature and functioning of aquatic systems, inlcuding ground waters, lakes, rivers, estuaries, oceans, soils, sediments and rocks. The emphasis will be on the physical, geochemical, and biogeochemical processes operating within these systems, by outlining the essential princples and concepts governing these processes.
The course rationale is to explain important aspects of aquatic systems essential for advanced studies in sedimentology, chemical sedimentation, petroleum geology and environmental geochemistry.
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Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2010/11 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1)
||WebCT enabled: Yes
|King's Buildings||Lecture||1-11|| 15:00 - 15:50|
|King's Buildings||Lecture||1-11|| 16:10 - 17:00|
||Week 1, Monday, 15:00 - 17:00, Zone: King's Buildings. Main Lecture Theatre (201) Grant Institue |
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Aquatic Systems||2:00||3 x 4 sides / graph|
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|This course is intended to provide students with a broad and integrated understanding of the range of aquatic environments as well as to develop a critical understanding of the processes governing the reactivity of natural and man-made substances. Students will gain an appreciation of how these ultimately determine the sensitivity of these systems to environmental change. Students will be introduced to key principles and concepts governing aquatic processes and will develop a detailed knowledge of aquatic environments. In the exam assessment, students are expected to be able to synthesise their ideas and draw on a range of sources when making judgements.
|Degree exam 100%
||Dr Bryne Ngwenya
Tel: (0131 6)50 8524
||Miss Emma Latto
Tel: (0131 6)50 8510
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