|| RS14020 |
|| MAKING THE BRITISH COUNTRYSIDE |
|| 2003/2004 |
|| Mr Ian P Keirle |
|| Semester 1 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 36 Hours 36 x 1 hour lectures |
|| Other || 12 Hours 4 x 3 hour visits |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||1.5 Hours Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3 ||50%|
|Semester Assessment|| Assignment Outcomes assessed: 4, 5 ||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||1.5 Hours Examination ||100%|
On completion of this module students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of geological processes.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of geomorphological processes.
3. Describe the changing nature of climatic and environmental conditions of an area, over time.
4. Describe and understand the historical development of a given landscape, and its relationship to economic, social and cultural change.
5. Describe the approaches that can be taken to archaeological research.
This module is concerned with developing an understanding of how the British landscape has developed over time. As such the module initially considers the influence of geological, geomorphological and hydrological processes in creating landform. The module also introduces the ways in which man has developed the British landscape over time by focussing on periods of invasion, settlement, development and change. Throughout the module the link between the physical landscape and human activities is emphasised.
To develop an understanding of the geological and geomorphological processes that have shaped the British landscape.
To develop an understanding of the ways in which man has changed the landscape over time.
To develop an appreciation of the ways in which the landscape has changed over time and the forces behind the change.
To develop an understanding of the approaches that are available for archaeological research.
.1 Independent project work
This will be developed by the assignment.
.2 IT and information handling
Students may use the internet as a resource to help them with their assignment.
.4 Writing in an academic context
The assignment will develop academic writing skills
Students will have to manage their own time in completing the assignment.
Bermingham, A (1987) Landscape and Ideology: The English Rustic Tradition 1740-1869
Thames and Hudson
Clowes A & Comfort P (1987) Process and Landform, Conceptual Frameworks in Geography
Duff, D (1993) Holmes' principles of physical geography
Goudie, A (1990) The landforms of England and Wales
Hart, J (1998) The rural landscape
Johns Hopkins University Press
McGill, G (1995) Building the past: a guide to the archaeology and development processes
E & F N Spon
Price, T (2000) Europe's first farmers
Cambridge University Press
Rackham O (1997) The history of the countryside
J M Dent
Skinner B J & Porter S (1995) The Dynamic Earth
Waugh, D (1995) Geography: an integrated approach
This module is at CQFW Level 4