Module Identifier EA20110  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Dr Alex Maltman  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Professor David Kay, Dr Bill Perkins  
Pre-Requisite GG10610  
Course delivery Lecture   18 Hours 9 x 2 hours  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours Written examination.   60%  
  Essay   In-course assessed essay to be submitted by the end of week 9.   40%  
  Resit assessment   2 hour written examination (60%); In-course assessment marks to be carried forward: 40%.    

Module Outline (Lecture Themes)
This course covers a broad range of topics concerned with the theme of managing geomorphological and geological systems.

1. Historical attitudes to nature and the environment.

2. Strategies for the disposal of municipal and hazardous wastes

3. Aspects of the conservation of important Earth Science sites

4. Arid land management

5. Examples of environments requiring specific forms of management (e.g. Karst landscapes, loess landscapes)

6. Management of water quality.

Module Aims
The module provides an introduction to aspects of the management of geological and geomorphological systems. The course covers a wide range of issues associated with specific problems at various spatial scales.

Module objectives / Learning outcomes
At the end of this module students will have gained a broad knowledge of the range of issues confronting management of the physical environment. They should be able to describe specific examples of ways in which systems are managed and be able to analyse the interplay of physical processes and anthropogenic activity.