Geography 2 Residential Field Class GEOG2015

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

Residential Field Class

Timetable

Field class runs during Easter vacation

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements

Grade D in Geography 1

Recommended Entry Requirements

None

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

Assessment

Group collection, interpretation and presentation of field data.

 

Reassessment

In accordance with the University's Code of Assessment reassessments are normally set for all courses which do not contribute to the honours classifications. For non honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students, and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions are listed below in this box.

 

Reassessment is not available for the Residential Field Class.

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

■ To practice techniques used in human and physical geography;

■ The evaluate critically fieldwork methods and the design of projects related to taught course material;

■ To develop student communicative and interactive skills by working in groups in real world situations.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ contribute effectively to the design of team-based projects

■ collect and evaluate primary data related to human and physical geographical problems

■ evaluate, analyse and present field data appropriately both orally and in writing

Transferable skill-learning objectives

■ further develop their ability to summarize arguments in a balanced way and, through oral and written presentations, to critically evaluate them.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Attendance at all field, data interpretation and presentation sessions.