HWM-10803 Introduction Soil, Water, Atmosphere

Course

Credits 3.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Individual Paper1
Lecture6
Tutorial24
Group work18
Excursion (one day)8
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. CC Brauer
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. MK van der Molen
dr. ir. CC Brauer
prof. dr. J Wallinga
Examiner(s)dr. ir. CC Brauer

Language of instruction:

English

Continuation courses:

SGL-11303 Soil 1,HWM-10303 Water 1, MAQ-10306 Introduction Atmosphere

Contents:

This course introduces first year BSc students from the programme Soil, Water, Atmosphere to the various disciplines in that programme and the connections between these fields. These connections will become apparent in 3 interdisciplinary case studies based on current challenges in earth sciences. For each of these 3 case studies, students will prepare and execute field work, analyse the resulting data and write a short paper about their findings. The papers are combined with a general discussion and reflection in a portfolio. The course ends with an excursion to noteworthy locations in the Netherlands.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- recognise the societal relevance of soil, water and atmosphere;
- explain what the study programme Soil, Water, Atmosphere entails;
- clarify differences and links between the three domains;
- carry out a soil, water, atmosphere case study;
- perform basic field measurements and analyse the resulting observations;
- discuss results and summarize in a short report.

Activities:

- attend introductory lectures;
- prepare and perform simple fieldwork;
- process and analyse data;
- write short papers and perform peer review;
- participate in excursion.

Examination:

The final grade will be based on the portfolio (including the 3 grades for the short papers - 75%).

Literature:

All literature will be provided on Blackboard.

ProgrammePhaseSpecializationPeriod
Compulsory for: BSWSoil, Water, AtmosphereBSc1MO