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Geological and Environmental Mapping (GEOL0024)

Key information

Faculty
Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Teaching department
Earth Sciences
Credit value
30
Restrictions
GEOL0015 Maps, Images and Structures is a prerequisite. 30 Days of Independent Mapping which usually takes places after term 3 during the summer vacation.

Alternative credit options

There are no alternative credit options available for this module.

Description

Training in geological mapping techniques at different scales, including the recognition of rocks, minerals, fossils, structures and age indicators in outcrop. Position and location including grid references, GPS, topographic features, air photographs and survey maps and how to record field observations and measurements. The main objective is to prepare both a professional map in the laboratory and accompanying written report, in either a geological or an environmental theme, depending on the degree programme the student is following. The geological map will be based on field slips including cross sections and interpretation of stratigraphy and structures. The environmental map will include additional environmental data and interpretations.

By the end of this modules students will have:

  • the ability to apply classroom, laboratory and field teaching to identify rocks, minerals, fossils, geological structures and age indicators in an unknown area;
  • the collection and documentation of qualitative and quantitative geological information in the field;
  • synthesis of data to prepare a geological map and a geological account including structural and stratigraphic interpretation of the mapped area in a report;
  • synthesis of additional information to prepare an environmental map and report;
  • interpret a planetary surface image through preparation of a geological map and report.

GEOL0015 Maps, Images and Structures is a prerequisite. 30 Days of Independent Mapping which usually takes places after term 3 during the summer vacation.

Module deliveries for 2020/21 academic year

Intended teaching term: Term 1     Undergraduate (FHEQ Level 7)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
Face-to-face
Delivery includes
Field Trips
Methods of assessment
100% One fair copy map, field slips and report (5000 words)
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
0
Module leader
Dr Tom Mitchell
Who to contact for more information
tom.mitchell@ucl.ac.uk

Intended teaching term: Term 1     Undergraduate (FHEQ Level 6)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
Face-to-face
Delivery includes
Field Trips
Methods of assessment
100% One fair copy map, field slips and report (5000 words)
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
21
Module leader
Dr Tom Mitchell
Who to contact for more information
tom.mitchell@ucl.ac.uk

Last updated

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