Programme/Approved Electives for 2021/22
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;: 1,2describe the paradigm of plate tectonics and its role in the geological evolution of the Earth;: 1,2describe and classify geological structures, recognise their expression on geological maps and explain their relationship to plate tectonics;: 1,2measure and record field geological information.: 2
20 hrs Lecture / Lecture equivalent20 hrs Practical8 hrs Fieldwork102 Independent Study Hours
1: Multiple Choice Questions - Knowledge weighted 50%
Description of Module Assessment
Multiple Choice QuizzesTwo multiple choice quizzes taken online via the KLE, equally weighted, each of 30-45 minutes duration based on the lecture / lecture equivalent content.2: Portfolio weighted 50%
Electronic worksheets from practical classes and field classCompletion of electronic worksheets from practical and field sessions (short answers, results of calculations, brief interpretation of results, geological maps etc. undertaken during practical/field classes), approximately weekly