Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Other 1 x 3 hour visit
Lecture 3 x 1 hour lectures per week
Other 1 x 3 hour workshop


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Assignment  Outcomes assessed: 1 and 2 only  50%
Semester Exam 1.5 Hours   Outcomes assessed: 1, 2 and 3  50%
Supplementary Exam 1.5 Hours   Outcomes assessed: All  100%

Learning Outcomes

On completing this module students should be able to:

1. Describe the systems and processes by which the countryside is governed.
2. Identify and explain the contemporary rural issues as they impact upon the countryside.
3. Select and apply suitable techniques to survey the rural resource.


This module introduces the student to the contemporary social issues that affect the countryside, the organisations involved in the management of the countryside and the systems and processes by which it is governed and regulated. The module also considers the methodological approaches that can be taken to surveying the rural resource. The nature of the subject matter demands an integrated approach and the module seeks to make linkages between issues, organisations and governance.

Aims of the module:

  • To identify and describe the systems and processes by which the countryside is governed and regulated.
  • To identify and explain contemporary rural issues as the impact upon the countryside
  • To identify the techniques and methods available to survey the rural resource.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Lectures will contain a variety of numeric information about contemporary rural issues.
Communication Oral discussion will be encouraged throughout the module
Improving own Learning and Performance Developed through the assignment
Information Technology Developed through the assignment - searching for information in the library and on the web.
Personal Development and Career planning This module will be very helpful in developing an awareness of the organisations that operate within the countryside.
Team work Addresed through group work in classes

Reading List

General Text
Broadhurst R (2001) Managing environments for leisure and recreation Routledge Primo search Cabinet office (2000) Sharing the Nation's prosperity: Economic, Social and Environmental conditions of the countryside Cabinet Office, London Primo search Department of the Environment (1995) Rural England: a nation committed to a living countryside Department of the Environment Primo search Derounian J (1993) Another Country: Real life Beyond Rose Cottage Primo search Dwyer J, and Hodge, I (1994) Countryside in Trust: Land management by conservation, recreation and amenity organisations Wiley Primo search Glyptis S (1991) Countryside recreation Longman Primo search Newby H (1985) Green and Pleasant Land Primo search Rawcliffe, P (1998) Environmental pressure groups in transition Manchester University Press Primo search Sharpley, R (2002) Tourism and leisure in the countryside Elm Publications Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 4