|Module Title||ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY OF THE LAST 18,000 YEARS|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Henry Lamb|
|Semester||Intended For Use In Future Years|
|Next year offered||N/A|
|Next semester offered||N/A|
|Course delivery||Lecture||24 Hours 12 x 2-hour lectures|
|Course work||Critical reviews of recent research articles.||33%|
|Resit assessment||The resit examination will consist of 1 x 2-hour examination only.|
Module Outline (Lecture Themes)
The module examines the evidence for natural and anthropogenic environmental change during the last 18,000 years, with an emphasis on evidence from the continents. It aims to show how continental palaeorecords contribute to our understanding of earth system processes, emphasising the interactions between the biosphere, the atmosphere, and the oceans.
Module objectives / Learning outcomes
1. To familiarize students with recent research into long-term change on the continents.
2. To enable students to critically assess current knowledge of the causes and effects of continental environmental change during the last 18,000 years.
3. To provide students with an understanding of the importance of long-term processes in relation to contemporary global environmental issues.
Bell, M. and Walker, M.J.C.. (1992) Late Quaternary Environmental Change - Physical andHuman Perspectives. Longman
Bradley, R.S. (ed). (1991) Global Changes of the Past. OIES/UCAR
Goudie, A.S. 1983. Environmental Change. 2nd ed. Clarendon Press, Oxford
Lowe, J.J. & Walker, M.J.C.. (1984) Reconstructing Quaternary Environments. Longman
Roberts, N.. (1989) The Holocene: an environmental history. Basil Blackwell
Williams, M.A.J, Dunkerly, D.L., De Deckker, P., Kershaw, A.P. and Stokes, T.. (1993) Quaternary Environments. Edward Arnold