AD1084: Introduction to Earth Science
|No. of Students:||Min 20, Max 40.|
|Teaching Period(s):||Semester 1.|
|Teaching Methods:||60hr(s) Directed Study (directed learning with online programme materials and video lectures); 24hr(s) Directed Study (online moderated activities - personal online tutoring and online group discussions); 1 x 9hr(s) Fieldwork (field trip); 65hr(s) Other (self-directed reading and reflective practice)|
|Module Co-ordinator:||Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.|
|Lecturer(s):||Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.|
|Module Objective:||To provide an introduction to earth sciences, evolution of the Earth, its systems and geology related human impacts.|
Earth system, Geology (rock types, minerals), Earth history, structural geology, geomorphology, hydrogeology and geohazards. Practical work - recognistion of rock samples, chemical cycles. Field trip - geological survey of a region. Human and social impacts from geohazards.
Teaching links to SDGs 1, 7, 11, 12 and 13.
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
|Assessment:||Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 1,000 word essay, 60 marks; 1 x 1.5 hour practical, 60 marks; 1 x 1,500 word field report, 60 marks; Online Participation Activities, 20 marks).|
|Compulsory Elements:||Continuous Assessment.|
|Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.):||Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.|
|Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module:||40%.|
|End of Year Written Examination Profile:||No Formal Written Examination.|
|Requirements for Supplemental Examination:||Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.|