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CEG2608 : Basin Analysis Fieldtrip

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Sanem Acikalin Cartigny
  • Lecturer: Dr Cees van der Land
  • Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Teaching Location: Off Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0


The aim of this module is to unravel the evolving basin architecture and the role of climate and/or sea-level change in controlling the sedimentary facies distribution.

Outline Of Syllabus

Students will spend up to 7 days in the field investigating a geological basin. During this the student will extract information from rock, sediments and landforms in the field. The main geological emphasis will be on sedimentary basin development and associated sedimentary and tectonic phenomena. The module links to the 1st year field course in Borrowdale a where similar skills on the process of extracting information from rocks were developed.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion110:0010:00Stratigraphic column
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion111:0011:00Cross-section
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00Geological map
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture21:002:00Non-synchronous. Module intro, coursework intro
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical11:001:00Post fieldtrip assessed interview
Guided Independent StudySkills practice13:003:00Self guided evening work on geological map
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops11:001:00Pre fieldtrip H&S instructions
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork77:0049:00UK based residential fieldtrip
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity12:002:00Formative assessment and reflection on it
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery11:001:00Post fieldtrip drop-in
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study190:0090:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

This is a field based module with the students learning key skills in the field.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Examination2M60Oral assessment (individual) of field note book (20 min) at the end of fieldtrip
Practical/lab report2M25Mini geological map produced during fieldtrip. Handed in at end of trip.
Practical/lab report2M15Daily group presentation during field trip (1 group per day)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

By using a combination of in field and post field assessments the students will be learning essential field skills and link their field observations to interpret the observed geological formations and describe the geological history of the region. The geological map is the synthesis of the data collection and will enable the students to demonstrate their recording and interpretation of the geology of the area.

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