Module Identifier GG10610  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr Paul A Brewer  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Dr Bryn P Hubbard  
Mutually Exclusive RD15710, RC11510  
Course delivery Lecture   20 Hours 1 hr lectures.  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours Written exam. 100%
Supplementary Assessment2 Hours Written exam.  100%

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of :-


To provide an insight into the nature of various earth surface environments.


This module provides a valuable introduction to the dynamic process systems operating upon the
Earth's surface. Particular attention is paid throughout to integrating an understanding of
contemporary process with an understanding of contemporary and ancient landforms. A range of
global environments is examined, illustrating their landform assemblages, the process systems
operating in them and the problems encountered when attempting to manage them. The following
lecture outline will be followed during this module:

Lectures 1-2: Global Perspectives

Lectures 3-6: Fluvial environments

Lectures 7-10: Arid environments

Lectures 11-15: Glacial environments and Mega-geomorphology

Lectures 16-20: Periglacial environments and Mountain environments

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Easterbrook, D.J (1993) Surface Processes and Landforms Macmillan. ISBN 0023312505
Press, F. and Siever, R. (1985) Earth. 4th. W.H. Freeman ISBN 0716717433
Skinner, B.J. and Porter, S.C (1986) Physical Geology 4th. Wiley ISBN 0716744015
Summerfield, M. (1991) Global Geomorphology Longman (Course Text). ISBN 0582301564


This module is at CQFW Level 4