|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||3 x 1 hour lectures per week|
|Other||4 x 3 hour visits|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Assignment Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4||50%|
|Semester Exam||1.5 Hours Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4||50%|
|Supplementary Exam||1.5 Hours||50%|
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Recognise and explain the geological processes that have created the landscape
Recognise and explain the geomorphological processes responsible for creating landscape features
Understand the changing nature of climatic and environmental conditions over time
Describe the historical development of a given landscape
This module considers the geological and geomorphological processes that have shaped the landscape and the ways in which man has modified it. The module starts by considering geological processes and the influence that the differing rock types have on the landscape. Upon this foundation the ways in which geomorphological and hydrological processes modify the geology to create landform is detailed, Throughout the module the link between the physical landscape and human activities is emphasised. Having considered how the landscape has been physically shaped, the influence of man is detailed. This aspect of the module introduces the ways in which man has developed the British landscape over time by focussing on periods of invasion, settlement, development and change. Land use changes and the introduction of landscape features are identified and brought into the present day context. The role of information sources and archaeology in the preservation of these fossilised features and landscapes are also considered.
- To develop an understanding of the geological and geomorphological processes that have shaped the British landscape.
- To develop an understanding of the ways in which man has changed the landscape over time.
- To develop an appreciation of the ways in which the landscape has changed over time and the forces behind the change.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Communication||Written work for the assignment|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Students will have to manage their own time in developing their assignment.|
|Information Technology||Students may use the internet as a resource to help them with their assignments|
Reading ListGeneral Text
(2000.) The English rural landscape /edited by Joan Thirsk. Oxford University Press Primo search (2003.) The archaeology of the Welsh Uplands /edited by David Browne &amp; Stephen Hughes. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales Primo search Goudie, A (1990) The landforms of England and Wales Blackwell Primo search Press, Frank. (2004.) Understanding earth /Frank Press ... [et al.]. 4th ed. W.H. Freeman Primo search Rackham, Oliver. (1997.) The illustrated history of the countryside /with commissioned photographs by Tom Mackie. Phoenix Primo search Skinner B J & Porter S (1995) The Dynamic Earth Wiley Primo search Toghill, Peter. (2000 (various p) The Geology of Britain :an introduction /Peter Toghill. Airlife Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 4