Geodynamics and Earth History EARTH5012
- Academic Session: 2019-20
- School: School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: Yes
An integrated geological view of major Earth processes including field studies of orogen and sedimentary basin development in an active tectonic setting.
12-day residential overseas field class. Fortnightly 2 hour seminars throughout Semesters 1 and 2.
Requirements of Entry
Normally completion of Level 3 Geology courses at a mean of B3.
EARTH4016 - Major Earth Processes
EARTH4020 - Orogens and Basins
Exam based on seminar discussion sessions (50%)
Portfolio of field-based activities, including practical skills and essay (50%)
Main Assessment In: April/May
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To provide an integrated geological view of the interactions between major Earth processes including orogenesis, subduction, extension, mantle processes, ocean geochemistry, palaeoclimates, and the development of life.
To provide a forum for enhancing cross-disciplinary thinking and discussion based on recent published literature and field observation.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ integrate a range of geological evidence from published sources and critically evaluate its significance.
■ present reasoned arguments concerning current debates in Earth Science.
■ assemble field observations and interpretations to synthesise the temporal and spatial evolution of an active orogenic belt and its associated sedimentary basins.
■ debate the importance of local and regional scale observations and appraise their global significance.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.