Undergraduate Course: Earth Surface Systems (GESC08001)
||School of Geosciences
||College of Science and Engineering
||Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area
||Other subject area
||Taught in Gaelic?
||The course will provide a foundation level of knowledge of several key components of the earth system (atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere). The systems concept will underpin this, with an emphasis on interactions between the different subsystems and an introduction to the human impact on these. The significance of spatial and temporal scale will be introduced.
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Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2010/11 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1)
||WebCT enabled: Yes
|Other||Laboratory||1-11|| 14:00 - 15:50||or 14:00 - 15:50||or 14:00 - 15:50|
|Central||Lecture||1-11|| 15:00 - 15:50|
|Central||Lecture||1-11|| 10:00 - 10:50|
|Central||Lecture||1-11|| 09:00 - 09:50|
||Week 1, Tuesday, 10:00 - 10:50, Zone: Central. Lecture Theatre 4, Appleton Tower |
||2 hour(s) per week for 10 week(s). Tutorials and Practical sessions at times to be arranged.
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00||Nil||TT before week 29|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00||Nil|
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|At the end of the course, you should have a broad understanding and therefore be equipped to:
1. Recognise the scope and relevance of earth surface systems
2. Understand the key processes driving the earth-atmosphere systems and the shaping of landscapes
3. Appreciate the significance of changes in these systems, interactions between them and the influence of human activity, especially in relation to global climate change.
4. Synthesise the key concepts and ideas in this field
5. Develop and present reasoned arguments in both oral and written presentations to a variety of audiences
6. Demonstrate basic competency in the use of IT for processing and obtaining data on the physical environment
|Practical exercises (40%) and degree exam (60%).
||Dr Simon Mudd
Tel: (0131 6)51 9090
||Mrs Catherine Campbell
Tel: (0131 6)50 9847
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