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CSM3341 - Geology Research Project (2012)

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MODULE TITLEGeology Research Project CREDIT VALUE10
MODULE CODECSM3341 MODULE CONVENERDr Jens Andersen (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 11
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 15
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

The Geology Research Project is a compulsory module for students on the BSc Applied Geology programme. Most projects are literature-based and allow you to develop knowledge in an area that you find of particular interest and/or are considering as a career. Some projects may have field- or laboratory-based elements. The majority of projects are proposed by staff at CSM, but it is also possible to propose your own topic. The module is not appropriate for students on other degree pathways as the prerequisites are a broad-based knowledge of geosciences associated with progression through our geology degree programme.

AIMS - intentions of the module

The project provides the student with the opportunity to carry out research, either individually or as member of a small team, in an area of earth sciences of interest to them or related to career progression.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:

1

To develop methods for the geological study of a selected subject area or field.

2

To draw on a wide variety of practical and academic skills and apply them to the study of a particular selected subject

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:

3

Develop skills in data synthesis and report writing and verbal communication

4

Increase the depth of knowledge in a specific area of earth sciences.

5

Acquire the skills of working as a team member (group projects only)

Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and  Knowledge:

6

Promotion of learning skills (especially independent study, taking responsibility for own learning) and communication skills

7

Planning of logistics, time, problem solving, and progress monitoring of independent research. Implementing courses of action

8

Use of appropriate technology for data management and presentation.

 

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

Variable, agreed following discussions between student and supervisor. Preparation of a 4000 word report and verbal presentation of project details and findings.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 3.00 Guided Independent Study 97.00 Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS

Category

Hours of study time

Description

formal meetings with supervisors

3 hrs

Discussion and feedback of project on regular basis

 

 

 

independent study work

97 hrs

Data retrieval, analysis, synthesis and write-up

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT

Form of Assessment

 

% of credit

Size of the assessment  e.g. duration/length

ILOs assessed

Feedback method

written report

70%

4000 word equivalent

1-8

Written feedback on all elements of project

Supervisor’s assessment of aptitude/attitude

15%

Input from supervisor only

6,7,8

viva with academic staff

15%

15 minute interview

1-8

 

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessment

Form of re-assessment

ILOs re-assessed

Time scale for re-assessment

Summative Assessment

Additional Summative assignment

Weighting as above

August Ref/Def period

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

As above 1 piece of CW 100%

RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Basic reading:

 

Texts/journals will vary with the nature and topic of the project.

 

ELE – College to provide hyperlink to appropriate pages

Reading list for this module:

There are currently no reading list entries found for this module.

CREDIT VALUE 10 ECTS VALUE 5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 3 (NQF Level 6) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Monday 12 March 2012 LAST REVISION DATE Wednesday 17 October 2012
KEY WORDS SEARCH Reseach project, dissertation