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This course links field-based learning and/or data collection with instruction in research methods and tutorials dedicated to working in research teams analysing, processing and interpreting data in the broad subject area of environmental science.
GEOL356 / ENVR356 is an undergraduate research course for students enrolled in the Frontiers Abroad programme. This course is designed to link field modules and/or data collection with instruction in research methods and tutorials dedicated to working in research teams analyzing, processing, and interpreting data. As part of this course, students conduct their own independent research component as part of a larger team research project. At the end of the course students will have completed a series of learning objectives, written a short journal-article style paper, and delivered a professional research presentation.
Learn how to collect and interpret field dataLearn how to design a data collection approachLearn how to design and write a research proposal that is punchy and scientifically rigorousLearn how to perform a literature searchLearn how to prepare and write a literature reviewLearn how to present research data effectively using figures and tablesLearn how to make and deliver a professional research presentationLearn how to effectively communicate science concepts to a broad audienceLearn how to structure and write a research article
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Engaged with the community
Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
Enrolment in the Frontiers Abroad programme and Head of Department approval. RP: Completion of course(s) at home institution in the broader field of Earth Systems Science and Environmental Science and Studies.
GEOL356. This course is not open to non-Frontiers Abroad students
Completion of course(s) at home institution in the broader field of Earth Systems Science and Environmental Science and Studies.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
2-hour weekly lecture, 2-hour weekly tutorial. Pre-semester field trip (10 days), mid-semester field trip (5 days), post-semester field trip (5 days).
Prerequisites: Enrolment in the Frontiers Abroad programmeRestrictions: GEOL356
Domestic fee $1,902.00
International fee $9,500.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
This course will not be offered if fewer than 5 people apply to enrol.
Maximum enrolment is 30
For further information see
School of Earth and Environment