Module Identifier RS14020  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Mr Ian P Keirle  
Semester Semester 1  
Course delivery Lecture   3 x 1 hour lectures per week  
  Other   4 x 3 hour visits during semester  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Assignment Outcomes assessed: 1, 2  50%
Semester Exam1.5 Hours Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4  50%
Supplementary Assessment1.5 Hours Examination  100%

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module students will be able to:

Demonstrate an understanding of geological processes.

Demonstrate an understanding of geomorphologial processes.

Describe the changing nautre of climatic and environmental conditions of an area over time.

Describe and understand the historical development of a given landscape and its relationship to economic, social and cultural change.


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.

Module Skills

Communication Written work for the assignment  
Improving own Learning and Performance Students will have to manage their own time in developing their assignment  
Information Technology Students may use the internet as a resource to help them with their assignment  

Reading Lists

** General Text
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 Chapman
Goudie, A (1990) The landforms of England and Wales Blackwell
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 Wiley
Waugh, D (1995) Geography: an integrated approach Nelson


This module is at CQFW Level 4