GEOL356-21X (C) General non-calendar-based 2021

Field-focused Research Methods

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 8 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 20 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 21 February 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


Field-focused Research Methods

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.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

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.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


Subject to approval of the Head of Department.


Course Coordinator

For further information see School of Earth and Environment Head of Department


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Research Proposal 10% Research Proposal
Paper Critique 10% Paper Critique
Introduction 10% Introduction
Reflection and Class participation 10% Reflection and Class participation
Abstract 5% Abstract
Research poster and presentation 25% Research poster and presentation
Research manuscript / paper / report 30% Research manuscript / paper / report

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,820.00

International fee $8,875.00

* 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.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 15 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Earth and Environment .

All GEOL356 Occurrences

  • GEOL356-21X (C) General non-calendar-based 2021
  • GEOL356-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021