ESC-10074 - Earth Structure
Coordinator: Ian G Stimpson Room: WSF01 Tel: +44 1782 7 33182
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733615

Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23

None

Available as a Free Standing Elective

No

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

None

Barred Combinations

None

Description for 2022/23

In this module you will learn about geological structures, materials and processes ranging in scale from smaller than atoms to larger than planets. The module introduces the Earth as a planet, geological processes such as plate tectonics and how these processes relate to geological structures. It places emphasis on the development of essential geological skills, including the accurate description and classification of geological structures, as well as their recognition and recording on geological maps.

Aims
The module provides an introduction to the formation and structure of the Earth, the paradigm of plate tectonics and the resulting geological structures. Students will gain knowledge and understanding of the internal structure of the Earth as determined using solid Earth geophysics, and the terminology, mapping and classification of geological structures and how they relate to plate tectonic processes.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.
http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/esc-10074/lists

Intended Learning Outcomes

describe the internal structure and composition of the Earth, and the geophysical and geochemical evidence for this;: 1,3
describe the paradigm of plate tectonics and its role in the geological evolution of the Earth;: 1,3
describe and classify geological structures, recognise their expression on geological maps and explain their relationship to plate tectonics;: 2,4,5
measure and record field geological information.: 4

Study hours

20 hrs Lecture / Lecture equivalent
20 hrs Practical
8 hrs Fieldwork
102 Independent Study Hours

School Rules

None

Description of Module Assessment

1: Multiple Choice Questions - Knowledge weighted 25%
Multiple Choice Quiz 1
Multiple choice quiz taken online via the KLE, 30-45 minutes duration based on the lecture / lecture equivalent content in the first half of the module.

2: Laboratory Practicals weighted 10%
Geological Maps 1 (Lab)
Completion of electronic worksheet from a practical session (short answers, results of calculations, brief interpretation of results, geological maps/sections etc. undertaken during practical class), covering first half of module.

3: Multiple Choice Questions - Knowledge weighted 25%
Multiple Choice Quiz 2
Multiple choice quiz taken online via the KLE, 30-45 minutes duration based on the lecture / lecture equivalent content in the second half of the module.

4: Individual Report weighted 30%
Geological Maps 2 (Field)
1000-word report with geological maps and associated data collected in the field.

5: Laboratory Practicals weighted 10%
Geological Maps 3 (Lab)
Completion of electronic worksheet from a practical session (short answers, results of calculations, brief interpretation of results, geological maps/sections etc. undertaken during practical class), covering second half of module.