SP3175 The Earth
SP3175 The Earth uses the planet Earth as a framework to explore how interconnected feedback mechanisms interact to keep the whole system up and running. Mathematical and computational modelling methods are used to analyse how these systems work, the latter of which employs Python. Computational modelling tasks are initially highly guided before gradually requiring more independence from students, easing beginners in while also providing ample practice in coding. The highlight of the module is a field trip where students will experience field work first hand while attempting to answer a self-designed ecology research question. It also provides an excellent opportunity to escape from the concrete jungle and interact with nature.