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Undergraduate Course: Geophysics International Field Course (EASC10111)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Geosciences CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThese changes are proposed for EASC10111 "GP International Field Course" for the year 2020-21 ONLY/

Desk-based replacement for course in field geophysics (80%) Presentations during week 10 of semester 2 (20%)
Course description This course includes two components, both of which are essential components of the geophysics senior honours year, but which are otherwise independent of each other.

The first component is, in a normal year, a geophysics field course. In September 2020 we will not be able to travel to the planned location in France. Instead, students will be presented with data from a previous field course and will attempt to assemble it into a report on the field area.

The second component is a presentation given during week 10 of Semester 2. The subject of the presentation is the project work which the student carried out over the course of the year.

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Research Training for Geophysics (EASC09055)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs N/A
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 12, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 18, Summative Assessment Hours 10, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 58 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% coursework

Fieldwork report (80%)
Presentation in week 10 of Semester 2: 20%

Assessment deadlines
Geophysics Field Work Report : Semester 1, week 7
Presentations: Semester 2, week 10

Feedback Feedback on the report will be given via comments in TurnItIn. Feedback on the presentations is given by all staff present, but also by the rest of the class.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. understand the value of various geophysical techniques, when each technique should and should not be used, and what it can tell you about the Earth.
  2. make decisions and interpretations where data is limited and comes from a range of sources.
  3. give conference presentations to a professional standard.
Reading List
Applied Geophysics, 2nd Edition W. M. Telford, L. P. Geldart & R. E. Sheriff
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Teamwork. Presentation skills. Fieldwork skills. Report-writing skills.
Course organiserDr Hugh Pumphrey
Tel: (0131 6)50 6026
Course secretaryMs Katerina Sykioti
Tel: (0131 6)50 5430
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