Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23
Available as a Free Standing Elective
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.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/esc-10074/lists
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.
Intended Learning Outcomes
describe the internal structure and composition of the Earth, and the geophysical and geochemical evidence for this;: 1,3describe the paradigm of plate tectonics and its role in the geological evolution of the Earth;: 1,3describe and classify geological structures, recognise their expression on geological maps and explain their relationship to plate tectonics;: 2,4,5measure and record field geological information.: 4
20 hrs Lecture / Lecture equivalent20 hrs Practical8 hrs Fieldwork102 Independent Study Hours
1: Multiple Choice Questions - Knowledge weighted 25%
Description of Module Assessment
Multiple Choice Quiz 1Multiple 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 2Multiple 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.