This module explores the Earth as a system of interconnected geological processes. Focus is placed on fundamental aspects of Earth Sciences and how knowledge of these underpins understanding of the overall Earth system. Major themes are 1. Earth in Context, 2. Earth’s Mineral Wealth, 3. Geochemistry, 4. Sedimentary Processes & Rocks and 5. Climates of the Past. Within each of these broad themes important research questions are addressed and unpacked by working from first principles, thus instigating the transition of students into researchers. Both the specific themed content within this module and the overall systems approach provide a foundation for later LI and LH/M modules.
- Multiple choice/short answer exam(s)