Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21
Available as a Free Standing Elective
In this module you will learn about the origin, structure and composition of the universe, the Earth, other planets in our solar system and their major moons. You will study the major geological paradigms of plate tectonics, deep time and uniformitarianism that lie at the heart of the subject. You will also study the terminology and classification of geological structures, the geological history of the Earth and how the distribution of continents and oceans vary over time, and how all these relate to plate tectonics. The module includes two field courses, including one week-long residential to an area that shows many phases of geological deformation resulting from a complex plate tectonic history. This provides an immersive learning experience that reinforces the lecture and practical material you have covered in class.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/esc-10062/lists
This module introduces the origin, structure and composition of the Earth and the geological paradigms of plate tectonics, deep time and uniformitarianism. It covers the geological history of the Earth and the terminology and classification of geological structures, and how they both relate to plate tectonics. It includes two field courses to reinforce the lecture and practical content.
Intended Learning Outcomes
describe the structure and composition of the solid Earth: 1,2explain the major geoscience paradigms of plate tectonics, deep geological time and uniformitarianism: 2describe and classify geological structures and relate their formation to plate tectonics: 1,2,3explain the principles of stratigraphy and describe the geological evolution of the Earth: 2,3document geological information in the field: 3
Lectures 44 hoursPracticals 66 hoursField work 56 hoursIndependent study 134 hours
1: Laboratory Practicals weighted 40%
Description of Module Assessment
Laboratory NotebooksSubmission of laboratory practical notebooks containing descriptions/observations, including diagrams and sketches, of material covered during practical classes.2: Class Test weighted 40%
Class TestsSix class tests, equally weighted, each of 30 - 45 minutes duration, covering course material3: Portfolio weighted 20%
Field Course AssignmentsA portfolio of material associated with the field courses including field observations, structural and stratigraphic exercises, geological mapping and field hazard/risk assessment.