DATA AQUISITION AND INTERPRETATION
This course consitutes 0.5 units of assessment. It is taught in year one during both the Spring and Autumn Terms. The course consists of a series of lectures, supported by computer-based practicals, held during Term One.
A one-week residential field course is held during the Reading Week of Term One and a three-day, non-residential field course held during the Reading Week of Term Two.
▪ To enable students to appreciate a broad range of analytical (quantitative and non-quantitative) literature in geography.
▪ To equip students for second year methods courses in human and physical geography.
▪ To enable students to plan to use some of the methods in their third year dissertations.
▪ To make our students more attractive to employers by combining specialist and transferable skills.
Lectures and Practicals are held on Fridays in Term One.
In addition to lectures, students will be assigned to one of four practical groups, each of which will meet for a one-hour session once a week.
Please note: attendance at all lectures, practicals and on the field courses is compulsory. All work submitted for the course must be entirely your own - fieldclass and practical reports that are the same as someone else's, either entirely or in part, are not acceptable and will be treated as plagiarism (see your student handbook for further details).
Assessment is based on three pieces of course work: one associated with the lectures and one piece from each of the field courses; there is no exam.