Programme/Approved Electives for 2021/22
Available as a Free Standing Elective
This Year 1 module provides an overview and considers interactions between the Earth's major systems, including the solid earth (geosphere), biosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere, and how they combine in terms of their physical, geochemical and environmental processes. It also helps students gain useful experience of a range of employability skills within a geoscience context.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/esc-10048/lists
To provide an overview and consider interactions between all of the Earth's major systems, including the geosphere, atmosphere, biosphere and hydrosphere.
Intended Learning Outcomes
demonstrate knowledge of the underlying concepts and principles associated with all of the Earth's major systems: 1,2,3,4understand and evaluate the role of society on global change as well as have an appreciation of the need for the sustainable use of natural resources: 1,2,3,4further develop their IT and writing skills through practical work and coursework assignments: 1,2,3show knowledge and understanding of the relationships between past, present and future changes on Earth and their relationship to perturbations of its Systems and interactions between Systems: 1,3,4
- Lectures 18 hours- Practical classes 9 hours- Private study/completion of coursework/revision 123 hours
1: Computer Task weighted 30%
Description of Module Assessment
PowerPoint ExerciseDevelopment of a standalone computer-based presentation on a selected Earth Systems topic2: Computer Task weighted 10%
Spreadsheet exercisesSpreadsheet based exercises on system analysis diagrams3: Review weighted 30%
Review article750-1000 word review article on a selected Earth Systems topic (e.g. climate change, mass extinctions).4: Class Test weighted 30%
KLE short answer/MCQ testEnd of semester short answer/multiple choice test administered via the KLE and taking approximately one-hour to complete.