Course:EOSC311

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EOSC 311
The Earth and its Resources
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Course Info
Instructor: Dr Lucy Porritt
2020 Wiki Projects
Help & Resources


Welcome to the Wiki Project Space for EOSC 311.

Your term project is to find and describe some of the connections between your major and geology and geological resources. For example:

  • If you are in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems there are plenty of very direct links to Earth materials and what will grow there - a good example I always like to hear more about is the influence terroir has on the flavour of wine.
  • If you are in the Faculty of Arts you might be able to connect your major to geology, through the materials you use in a Visual Arts degree, or the influence that the gold price has on the economy.

Project Guidelines

Purpose

The purpose of this project is for you to:

  • Articulate the relevance of the geosciences (geology and geological resources) to individuals and to society
  • Improve your digital literacy skills
  • Demonstrate your ability to extract and summarize relevant information
  • Describe the connectivity between geology and geological resources and your majors subjects
  • Inspire others in your Faculty to get interested in geology

Depending on the format you choose, your project will look slightly different.

Length

It should be somewhere between 2,000 and 5,000 words in length (exclusive of reference, maps, photographs, figure captions, tables and links to open source content).

Content

Depending on topic you choose, your project outline may be slightly different. It should contain all of the following, with additional headings as necessary:

  • Title
  • Summary
  • Statement of connection and why you chose it
  • Main text
  • Conclusion / Your Evaluation of the Connections
  • References
  • Figures, maps, tables to support your text

Timeline for Success

To keep you thinking about, and working on, your project, there are a series of milestones that will help you stay on the pathway to success. By sticking to the deadlines below, I will be able to provide timely feedback, which will enable you to be successful in completing a piece of work you are proud of, and one you would be happy to share!

Date Deliverable by you Feedback from Instructor
Wednesday May 20th Project title, topic and format

1 page word document submitted to Canvas

Milestone 1: Title, topic and format

Comments and potential Collaborate Ultra chat
Wednesday June 3rd Project outline and reference list

Word document or URL for UBC Wiki

Milestone 2: Project outline and references

Comments and potential Collaborate Ultra chat
Wednesday June 17th Final Project Submission

Completed word document, poster, presentation or UBC Wiki page

Milestone 3: Final Submission

Final grading with comments

Assessment Rubric

30% of your course grade

This project is worth 30% of your total course grade, so will require a high level of research and commitment on your behalf. It is designed to be something you can use in your portfolio, perhaps when applying and interviewing for jobs. So make it something you are proud of!

It will be graded using the following general rubric, but please make sure that your chosen format is appropriate and enhances the delivery of information.

Project - general rubric Exceptional (80 –

100% of possible marks)

Meets Expectations (60-80% of possible marks) Needs Improvement (50-60% of possible marks) Inadequate (0-

50% of possible marks)

Organization and clarity (4) Logical, smooth flow of information in project; main points clearly stated and explained Logical, smooth flow of information in project; main points stated but some gaps are evident Project jumps between disconnected topics; main points unclear Organization detracts from the project
Connections and reasons

(4)

The connections between your major and geology, including reasons you chose this particular connection, are clearly articulated The connections between your major and geology, including reasons you chose this particular connection are present but some gaps are evident The connections between your major and geology, including reasons you chose this particular connection are present but lack clarity The connections between your major and geology, are poorly developed or missing
Content (12) Content thoroughly presented/ analyzed in an interesting, knowledgeable way; key points clearly expressed and integrated with logical links; presented appropriate, forward-thinking insights Content presented in an interesting way, some key points linked, but others left “hanging”; project may lack clear synthesis and/or insight Content patchy, lacks specific important information; little effort to synthesize key points Significant aspects of content missing or inappropriate
Conclusion / Evaluation of Connections (4) Conclusion / Evaluation of Connections discusses appropriate, forward-thinking insights Conclusion / Evaluation of Connections may lack clear synthesis and/or insight Conclusion / Evaluation of Connections shows little effort to synthesize key points Conclusion / Evaluation of Connections missing
Graphics (4) Well-selected graphics, all clearly related to the topic and make it easier to understand Well-selected graphics; graphics support ideas presented and most make it easier to understand Graphics not connected to topic and/or poorly ordered; too much or not enough detail; distracting Graphics missing or inappropriate
Mechanics (grammar and spelling) (2) No errors Minor errors Some errors Numerous errors
Citations

(4)

Accurately cites all sources of information to support the credibility and authority of  the information presented; uses consistent bibliographic format Most sources are cited using consistent bibliographic format Few sources are cited; inconsistent bibliographic format Insufficient citation