GEOL40510 Geological Mapping Research

Academic Year 2023/2024

Field work is carried out, in pairs or in groups of three students, over a period of no longer than four weeks in the Autumn trimester. This fieldwork will be performed within no more than three, relatively small, areas within a manageable daily travel time of UCD by public transport and each for between 5 to 10 days. This fieldwork will involve mapping and field analysis of certain aspects of the geology of the areas. The data recorded independently by each student on field sheets, field notebooks and photographs will form the basis for: (i) Production of a detailed map for each area, drawn to publication standard using mapping/draughting and GIS software, during the first semester. (ii) Presentation of a poster and seminar on each area during the first semester. (iii) Preparation of draft version of a research report, documenting the research and results, during the first semester, and completion and submission of the report early in the second semester.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

1. Carry out detailed field mapping in complex geological terranes. 2. Record geological field data in a logical, comprehensive and professional manner. 3. Write geological reports of observations and interpretations. 4. Interpret geological field observations to produce geological maps. 5. Produce geological maps to publication standard. 6. Present illustrated research seminars and research posters.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning

350

Lectures

10

Practical

40

Total

400

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Students will conduct independent field research and produce final reports which will encompass active/task-based learning; peer and group work; critical writing; reflective learning; field work; enquiry & problem-based learning; debates; and student presentations. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Pre-requisite:
GEOL30040 - Sedimentary Environments, GEOL30250 - Geological Mapping, GEOL30350 - Geological Structures


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Project: Final year mapping project. Throughout the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No

100


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
Repeat (CFP) Within Three Semesters
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students will conduct independent field research and produce final reports which will encompass active/task-based learning; peer and group work; critical writing; reflective learning; field work; enquiry & problem-based learning; debates; and student presentations.

Name Role
Dr Thomas Belgrano Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Kara English Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
John Walsh Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
2 Trimester (Sep-May)
     
Seminar Offering 1 Week(s) - 12 Fri 09:00 - 12:50
Practical Offering 1 Week(s) - 25, 26 Fri 09:00 - 12:50
Field Trip Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Fri 09:00 - 17:50
Practical Offering 1 Week(s) - 12 Mon 09:00 - 10:50
Field Trip Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Mon 09:00 - 17:50
Field Trip Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Sat 09:00 - 17:50
Practical Offering 1 Week(s) - 12, 25, 26 Thurs 09:00 - 12:50
Field Trip Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Thurs 09:00 - 17:50
Seminar Offering 1 Week(s) - 12 Tues 09:00 - 10:50
Practical Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 Tues 09:00 - 12:50
Field Trip Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Tues 09:00 - 17:50
Practical Offering 1 Week(s) - 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Wed 09:00 - 12:50
Field Trip Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Wed 09:00 - 17:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 8 Wed 15:00 - 15:50
2 Trimester (Sep-May)