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Foundations of Physical Geoscience (GEOL0005)

Key information

Faculty
Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Teaching department
Earth Sciences
Credit value
15
Restrictions
N/A

Alternative credit options

There are no alternative credit options available for this module.

Description

This course is intended to introduce Earth science students to the basic fundamental principles of mathematics and physics, assuming minimal previous knowledge. You will be taught the essential tools of mathematics required for the geology, environmental geoscience and earth science degrees, and will study the basic principles of physics behind the fundamental processes occurring within the Earth and our solar system. Practical sessions and problem classes will illustrate the material covered within the lectures and will provide you training in good experimental techniques and scientific methods.

 

Module deliveries for 2020/21 academic year

Intended teaching term: Term 1     Undergraduate (FHEQ Level 4)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
Face-to-face
Methods of assessment
50% Unseen two-hour written examination
50% Problem papers
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
20
Module leader
Professor Lidunka Vocadlo
Who to contact for more information
l.vocadlo@ucl.ac.uk

Last updated

This module description was last updated on 5th March 2020.