Module Details

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Title STUDY SKILLS AND GIS
Code ENVS100
Coordinator Dr P Williamson
Geography and Planning
P.Williamson@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2020-21 Level 4 FHEQ Whole Session 30

Aims

To develop essential study and disciplinary skills required by Geographers, both for their current studies and future employment.

Introduce students to key approaches/concepts and ideas in Geography.

To help students identify and effectively employ appropriate sources of data and information.

Develop students' study skills and provide essential training for subsequent years Develop students' personal transferable skills.

To enhance student employability and make students aware of the key skills taught throughout the programme relevant to career and employability development.

To introduce the application of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to Environmental/Social Science.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Use IT tools to find accurate and up to date information.

(LO2) Undertake independent GPS data collection.

(LO3) Demonstrate basic GIS interpretation and analysis techniques.

(LO4) Plan and structure written work to University standard.

(LO5) Ability to critically evaluate academic publications.

(LO6) Awareness of the importance of early planning for employability enhancement.

(S1) Lifelong learning skills

(S2) IT skills

(S3) Communication skills


Syllabus

 

Tutorials and lectures will cover:
The School/University transition
The University of Liverpool Code of Practice on Academic Integrity
Citation and Referencing
Critical reading and note-taking
Personal Development Planning
Essay writing
Career development and Employability enhancement
Exam technique

Lectures and practicals will cover
An introduction to Geographic Information Science
The basics of computer mapping using QGIS
More advanced GIS techniques for use in the mapping of population and environmental data


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description: Lecture to full module group
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method 2 - Tutorial
Description: Small group tutorials with Academic Advisor
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method 3 - Laboratory Work
Description: GIS practical workshops in computing suites
Attendance Recorded: Yes


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours     22

8

  9

39
Timetable (if known)       60 mins X 1 totaling 8
 
     
Private Study 261
TOTAL HOURS 300

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Online test on the University of Liverpool Code of Practice on Academic Integrity. There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment.  15 MCQ questions    10       
GIS Practical Portfolio There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 1 and 2  4 practical exercise    50       
Tutorial essay There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. Assessment Schedule (When) :week 10  Essay 1500 words    20       
Employability portfolio, comprising 2 minute 'Elevator Pitch' video (10%) plus a 2-sides A4 'aspirational' CV (10%) There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission.  2 minute elevator pi    20       

Recommended Texts

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