Module Details

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Title RESEARCH IN ANTHROPOCENE ENVIRONMENTS
Code ENVS485
Coordinator Dr JM Lea
Geography and Planning
J.Lea@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2018-19 Level 7 FHEQ First Semester 15

Aims

The aim of this module is to provide students with:

  • The opportunity to conduct in depth piece of research on a chosen topic within the broad theme of anthropocene environments.
  • Provide students with training in research methods and critical analysis techniques
  • Teach them to write a short concise abstract (in a conference format)
  • To present the results in the form of a high impact, high quality poster and present it in front of a large group.


Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate an understanding of anthropocene environments;




2. Knowledge of a series of key case studies illustrating interactions between human activities and terrestrial and marine ecosystems;

3. Critically analyse and assess previously published materials and synthesize into an appropriate case study;

4. Write a concise abstract;

5. Demonstrate knowledge of poster development and construction;

6. Present a poster in a professional manner.


Syllabus

The selection of topics covered by staff will vary dependent on personal interests, but will cover a range of topics and ways in which humans have impacted upon the environment both directly and indirectly. Talks by staff are provided to give students a sense of how research evolves and develops and that research careers may not necessarily follow a single theme or thread. The course also provides an opportunity for students to meet a variety of staff and hear about what inter ests and motivates them. 


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Large Group Learning - Poster presentation day, with opportunities for discussion and direct questioning of students by staff and the students themselves (mimicking academic conference)

Lecture - Sessions focused on a concise abstract and poster construction, and introduction to different topics under the theme of Anthropocene Environments

Supervision - one-to-one discssion with mentor


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 9
Sessions focused on a concise abstract and poster construction, and introduction to different topics under the theme of Anthropocene Environments
        8
Poster presentation day, with opportunities for discussion and direct questioning of students by staff and the students themselves (mimicking academic conference)
1
one-to-one discssion with mentor
18
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 132
TOTAL HOURS 150

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
Coursework  Widescreen format po  Late Semester 1  80  Yes  Standard UoL penalty applies  Poster 
Coursework  1 page  One  20  Yes  Standard UoL penalty applies  Concise abstract Notes (applying to all assessments) Poster presentation Abstract  

Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.
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