2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
BLGY2313 Mediterranean Ecology Field Course
10 creditsClass Size: 32
Module manager: Professor Bill Kunin
Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
|BLGY1300||Coastal and Upland Habitats Field Course|
This module is not approved as a discovery module
On completion of the module students will be able to:
- design and carry out simple ecological field research projects.
- develop research proposals, conduct field work, analyse their data, and present their findings both in written form and in the form of a research seminar.
The module will be sited abroad to provide exposure to a wide range of habitats helping provide experience in global ecological diversity.
The Mediterranean ecology field course will take place at an international research station in southern Spain, so as to expose ecology students to a range of unfamiliar habitats and species.
Students will work in small groups. Each group will choose a research topic from a list of options, or develop a topic of their own in consultation with the module manager.
Students will do background reading relevant to the subject prior to the field course, and spend the duration of the field course carrying out the research.
At the end of the 11 day field course, each group will present a short seminar and a report outlining its findings.
This module is compulsory for students studying “Ecology & Conservation Biology”, so for these students there is no cost associated with participation. For other students, (for those studying Biology or Zoology, for example) there is a charge of £700 (approximately) which includes flights, transfers to the Research Station, food and accommodation.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||30.00|
|Total Contact hours||70.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackProgress monitoring and formative feedback is given on-the-spot by project supervisors throughout the field course.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Literature Review||Literature review - 1,500 word||45.00|
|Self/Peer Assessment||Field performance||10.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 25/04/2019
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