Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21
Available as a Free Standing Elective
In this module you will get to learn the terminology, nomenclature and classification of minerals, rocks and fossils. You will become able to describe geological materials, both in hand specimen and under a petrological microscope, and determine the processes by which they form. You will also learn about how fossils can be used to date rocks and indicate their environment of formation. A variety of field courses will introduce you to the collection and documentation of geological information in the field, including how to make a geological map, which is an important skill that you will develop throughout the course of your degree.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/esc-10063/lists
This module introduces the terminology, nomenclature and classification of minerals, rocks and fossils. It covers the ability to describe geological materials, both in hand specimen and under a petrological microscope, and the processes by which they form. Field courses introduce the collection and documentation of geological information in the field, including the production of geological maps.
Intended Learning Outcomes
identify, classify and describe minerals, rocks and fossils: 1,2,3describe the processes of rock formation: 1,2describe the history of life on Earth: 1,2document geological information in the field and produce geological maps: 3
Lecture: 44 hoursPractical: 66 hoursField courses: 34 hoursIndependent study, including open book exam: 156 hours
1: Practice Based Assessment weighted 40%
Description of Module Assessment
Laboratory PracticalsA portfolio of laboratory-based assessments.2: Open Book Examination weighted 40%
Open Book ExamOpen book exam with five essay-type questions covering material in the module.3: Portfolio weighted 20%
Fieldcourse AssessmentsMaterial associated with field courses including field notebook, field and fair copy maps and reports.