CEG3604 : International Field Course
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Cees van der Land
- Lecturer: Dr Sanem Acikalin Cartigny
- Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
- Teaching Location: Off Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
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 7 days investigating the geology of the Sorbas Basin, Spain, 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 field course will be based at the Hospederia del Desierto, Tabernas, Spain. The module links to the 1st year field course in Borrowdale and the 2nd year field course on Arran where similar skills on the process of extracting information from rocks were developed.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||30:00||30:00||Production of geological report|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||7||1:30||10:30||Evening lectures and workshops|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||1||1:00||1:00||Briefing lecture|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Fieldwork||7||7:00||49:00||Field work|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||109:30||109:30||Background reading|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
This is a field based module with the students learning key skills in the field.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Case study||1||M||15||Daily group presentation during field trip (1 group per day)|
|Practical/lab report||1||M||15||Detailed sedimentary log written and submitted during field trip.|
|Practical/lab report||1||M||15||Contouring/mapping exercise done and submitted during fieldtrip|
|Practical/lab report||1||M||25||Field notebook with individual observations, submitted at the end of fieldtrip|
|Case study||1||M||30||Post fieldtrip oral assessment (individual) of field note book (20 min)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
By using a combination of in field and post field assessment 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.