Undergraduate Course: Replacement 4th-year Environmental Geoscience field course (EASC09058)
|School||School of Geosciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||A one-off 10-credit field course for 4th-year Environmental Geoscience (EG) students who were unable to complete the Jamaica field trip in 3rd year due to Covid-19 (EASC09036).
Please note that the destination will be dependent on what is possible/ permissible in terms of international travel in Spring 2022 and so this may be subject to change depending on what Covid-19 allows.
NOTE: Students would join 3rd-year EG students in Jamaica in April 2022. The 14-day trip will be extended by 2 days in order to accommodate the larger student numbers, but there will be a net saving of ~20% relative to running two separate trips.
2-week Jamaica fieldtrip at Easter break 2022 (following pre-trip software training and independent student research towards 3 literature reviews completed in AY 20/21). Field trip involves multiple field- and laboratory exercises with linked marine and terrestrial focus.
Assessment: 4 field reports, completed during the trip.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| Pre- and post-trip travel, between Edinburgh and UK airport of departure/arrival.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Fieldwork Hours 67,
Summative Assessment Hours 30,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Assessment is based on 4 reports completed in the field, during the trip; 1. Reef survey and reef process experiments (25%); 2. Hydrographic studies (30%); 3. Marine and freshwater geochemistry studies (35%); 4. Synopsis (10%). The reports permit assessment of students¿ achievements in relation to all five learning outcomes.
||Students will receive immediate feedback on oral progress reports presented in the field, and on final written reports after the trip.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Multiple marine and terrestrial geoscience field methods
- Multiple analytical techniques
- Data processing, compilation and quality assessment skills
- Independent and group study skills
- Data interpretation and both oral and written reporting skills
|Reading lists were provided as part of 3rd-year course EASC09036 (already completed).|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Training in marine and terrestrial geoscience field methods; training in analytical techniques; independent and group study skills; data processing, quality assessment and presentation skills; oral and written reporting skills
|Course organiser||Dr Greg Cowie
Tel: (0131 6)50 8502
|Course secretary||Ms Katerina Sykioti
Tel: (0131 6)50 5430