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Module

CEG1602 : Earth Surface Materials

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Martin Cooke
  • Lecturer: Dr Mark Ireland
  • Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

To develop understanding of the natural processes that shape the earth’s surface and the geological history of Great Britain.
The students will be taught the formation of rocks and minerals, the rock cycle, basic geological structures, the formation and properties of groundwater and geological mapping.

Outline Of Syllabus

Through a series of lectures, practicals and field work the students will be taught the fundamentals of geology. Specifically;
Structure and formation of the earth, Earth system processes from core to crust ( the rock cycle, weathering, soil cycles), Plate Tectonics,
Minerals and rocks (rock forming minerals; igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks),
Superficial deposits (glacial processes and deposition; fluvial processes, erosion and deposition),
Soil profile formation, Geological Structures, Representation of geological structures and materials on maps. Compass Clinometer, Hydrology and hydrogeology. Groundwater and surface water chemistry, Need for and exploitation of mineral raw materials, Geological History of Great Britain and Palaeontology

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable