Module Identifier GG30820  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Dr Neil Glasser  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   22 Hours 11 x 2 hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   5 Hours 5 x 1 hour seminars  
  Practicals / Field Days   6 Hours 1 local field day (6 hours).  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours   50%  
  Course work   Poster presentation   35%  
  Seminar presentation     15%  
  Resit assessment   Resubmission of failed CA component. Resit failed examination.    

Module Outline (Lecture Themes)
Landforms and landscape.

Geomorphological Processes

Geological Processes

Site: Assessment:



Landscape conservation.

Module Aims
The aim of this module is to introduce to students the rationale, methods and concepts applied to geological and landscape conservation. This will be achieved through lectures, practicals, seminars and fieldwork. Each student will undertake an individual project as part of the module. This project will involve the construction of a poster displaying a site interpretation panel for a site of importance to geological and/or landscape conservation. Each student will also give a seminar presentation based on their poster explaining its aims, content and design.

Learning outcomes
After completing this module students should be able to:

1. Outline the aims and objectives of geological and geomorphological conservation

2. Summarise the role of statutory and voluntary bodies and their place in geological and geomorphological conservation

3. Explain the management objectives for integrity and exposure sites

4. Critically appraise the management techniques used to maintain the range of different geological and geomorphological sites

5. Evaluate strategies for conserving dynamic and active process geomorphological sites

6. Design and produce a site interpretation panel for a site of importance to geological/geomorphological conservation

7. Present an oral presentation explaining the aims, content and design of a site interpretation panel

Reading Lists
Wilson, C.. (1994) Earth Heritage Conservation. Open University Press, Milton Keynes
O'Halloran, D., Green, C., Harley, M., Stanley, M. and Knill, J.. (1994) Geological and Landscape Conservation. The Geological Society, London ISBN 1-897799-09-8
Bennett, M.R. and Doyle, P.. (1997) Environmental Geology. John Wiley and Sons, Chichester ISBN 0-471-97459-5