Undergraduate Course: Frontiers in Geophysics (EASC10070)
|School||School of Geosciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||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.
Engage with the cutting edge of research in geophysics.
Select a topic of current international research interest, which will vary from year to year.
Read the best papers in these fields and to discuss the issues involved.
Discuss underlying issues about research methodology and the development and evolution of a scientific paradigm.
Use your para-professional knowledge and understanding to communicate your chosen topic to colleagues and other students.
Independent, self-driven work supervised by the course team.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
||Other requirements|| 3rd Year Geophysics or
3rd Year Geophysics & Meteorology
|Additional Costs|| None.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- To have detailed knowledge of key areas of cutting edge research in geophysics.
- To understand how research methodology develops and evolves.
- To be able to discuss how science moves from one type of world view, or model of an operational systems, to another, giving examples for the coursework.
- To be able to critically identify and synthesise complicated and forming ideas presented via academic, peer reviewed journals.
- To make formal presentations on a research topic to an informed audience in an appropriate fashion.
|Course reading will be specific to the chosen frontier topic. In general this will be a selection of scientific publications and reports.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Wyn Williams
Tel: (0131 6)50 4909
|Course secretary||Miss Sarah Thomas
Tel: (0131 6)50 8510