GEOG211-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022

Environmental Processes: Research Practice

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022

Description

This course provides a field and practical based approach to investigating at least one major earth process from an integrated perspective. It is centred on a residential field trip to the Cass Basin Arthurs Pass. The learning is project oriented and includes the development of a project from the initial idea, through the development of the skills and techniques required to conduct the fieldwork and produce the written project report. Assessment is based on a combination of assessed practicals and the field work research project report.

This course provides a field and practical based approach to investigating processes that control the climate system in mountainous landscapes. It is centred on a residential field trip to the Cass Basin Arthurs Pass. The learning is project oriented and includes the development of a project from the initial idea, through the development of the skills and techniques required to conduct the fieldwork and produce the written project report. Assessment is based on a combination of assessed practicals and the field work research project report.

Learning Outcomes

  • Familiarity with, and competence in, a range of field techniques used in collection and analysis of climatological data;
  • Familiarity with, and basic competency in, the use of spreadsheet and related software for data analysis, including introductory statistical work, bivariate analysis, and time series analysis;
  • Ability to conduct a climatological field research project, to analyse data collected during the research, and to communicate it effectively in the form of a presentation and a written research report.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Pre-requisites

Any 30 points of 100 level geography, or
entry with the approval of the Head of Department.

Restrictions

GEOG201 prior to 2009

Co-requisites

Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 121
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 A9 Lecture Theatre
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
Field Trip A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 17:00 Cass
11 Apr - 17 Apr
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 11:00 Ernest Rutherford 164 Geog/Geol Lab
7 Mar - 13 Mar
21 Mar - 27 Mar
4 Apr - 10 Apr
02 Monday 15:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 164 Geog/Geol Lab
7 Mar - 13 Mar
21 Mar - 27 Mar
4 Apr - 10 Apr

Timetable Note

• 24 hours of lectures
• 3 2-hour tutorials
• 4 day residential fieldtrip (Cass Field Station) dates to be confirmed but the 4-day fieldtrip will be between April 11 to 17 inclusive

Course Coordinator

Peyman Zawar-Reza

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Labs 15% Due dates TBA
Mid-semester test 30% Test will be run on first day of second term
Field Notebook and Participation 15% Due date at the end of the field trip
Final Report 40%

Notes

Prerequisites: 15 points from GEOG105 or ENVR101

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $892.00

International fee $4,563.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 42

For further information see School of Earth and Environment on the departments and faculties page .

All GEOG211 Occurrences

  • GEOG211-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022