Module Identifier RD27110  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Mrs Jill Bullen Hulse  
Semester Semester 1  
Assessment Exam   1.5 Hours Outcomes assessed: 2, 3   40%  
  Assignment   Outcomes assessed: 1, 2 Assignment - Landscape Assessment   60%  

Module description
This module examines a variety of techniques for the understanding, assessment and evaluation of British landscapes. Practical classes and case studies will be used to highlight their application and limitations as effective management tools.

Outcome 1

Collate information in order to assess the landscape of a selected site.

Performance criteria:
a. Surveys are undertaken for a given site.
b. The results are concisely written and illustrated in a variety of mediums.

Desk survey, field survey
Written form, maps, sketches, annotated photographs

Outcome 2

A landscape assessment is undertaken on a given site.

Performance criteria:
a. The landscape is evaluated and the recommendations are justified.
b. All stages of a landscape assessment are completed in a report.
c. The final report demonstrates a thorough site assessment was undertaken.

Areas where change can be accommodated, areas to conserve, areas to enhance.
Purpose, desk survey, field survey, analysis/evaluation, zoning, recommendations.

Outcome 3

Evaluate the management option for historic landscapes.

Performance criteria:
a. An evaluation is made of an historic feature or landscape.
b. Appropriate management options are applied to a given landscape.
c. Assess the protection measures afforded a feature or landscape.

Evaluation - historical nature of relic; industrial, agricultural, settlement/civilisation remnants, protective defences, conservation, recreation, landscape value, rarity, representative, diversity etc
Conservation measures, visitor management, restoration, modification, maintenance, designation, local and county initiatives.