|Module Title||FARMSCAPE AND LANDSCAPE FIELD COURSE|
|Co-ordinator||Professor Richard Moore-Colyer|
|Assessment||Report||To be submitted by Week 10 of Semester 1, Year 3.||100%|
Aims of the module
This module aims to provide students with an appreciation of the inter-relationship between farm, landscape and the community, and to offer an opportunity for students to observe agricultural practices not normally experienced in western Britain and to observe the extent to which enterprises are intergrated within the economy of the farm.
On completion of the module, students should:
(i) understand the relationship between farm and community;
(ii) have practical knowledge of plant and animal systems in an area of Britain remote from west Wales;
(iii) be able to appreciate the way in which these systems are intergrated at the farm level.
Syllabus / Curriculum design
This module will be undertaken during the first week of the summer vacation following the second year.
The location of the field course will vary each year. According to locality, visits will take place over five days to farms, research stations, ESAs, agricultural museums etc. Evening seminar sessions will afford students the opportunity to consolidate information gained from the tour.