Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23
Available as a Free Standing Elective
No specific entry requirements
This module provides an introduction to a variety of specialist field, laboratory and computer-based techniques of particular relevance to physical geography. Additionally, this module will give students experience of the types of techniques and processes involved in research and research design. Training and first-hand experience is provided through a range of field and lab based practical classes, which are supplemented by directed reading that explore effective methods for the analysis and presentation of data and demonstrate the wider application of the techniques used. The techniques used in this module are applicable to a number of career pathways.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/esc-20029/lists
To provide training and first-hand experience in a variety of essential physical geography field and laboratory practical skills. To build upon concepts and techniques introduced in the level I practical programme and provide a portfolio of skills applicable to level III independent research projects.To highlight the research applications and careers relevance of these techniques through in-class discussion and the directed reading of journal literature.
Intended Learning Outcomes
use a range of specialist geographical techniques (field, laboratory and computer-based) to collect, analyse, present and interpret a range of primary and secondary data: 1,2work effectively as part of a team to complete a group exercise within a specified time period: 1reflect upon and evaluate the quality of geographical data and determine the most effective techniques for the collection, analysis and presentation of this data: 1,2apply these techniques in a problem-solving context and present the key findings within a formal written report: 1
Practical classes 36 hoursPractical class orientaation session 12 hoursPractical class preparation 12 hoursPreparation and completion of EBS report 45 hoursPreparation and completion of GIS project 25 hoursIndependent research and wider reading 20 hours
1: Group Report weighted 65%
Description of Module Assessment
Environmental Impact AssessmentAn industry standard, authentic Group Environmental Impact Assessment Report. Students will work in small groups to produce a group report which collates, analyses and presents the data collected in the field and in the lab during the module.2: Project weighted 35%
GIS projectCompletion of an individually-assessed GIS project relating to a series of exercises run in the practical sessions