|| RD10120 |
|| MAKING THE BRITISH COUNTRYSIDE |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Mr Ian P Keirle |
|| Semester 1 |
|| Mr David R Powell |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 3 x 1 hour lectures per week |
|| Other || 4 x 3 hour visits |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| Assignment Outcomes assessed: 1, 2 ||50%|
|Semester Exam||1.5 Hours Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4 ||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| Assignment ||50%|
|Supplementary Exam||1.5 Hours ||50%|
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Recognise and explain the geological processes that have created the landscape
a. A knowledge of geological processes is demonstrated
b. A knowledge of the nature of different rocks is demonstrated
c. An awareness of theeffects of geology on the landscape is demonstrated
Rocks: sedimentary, igneous, metamorphic
Nature of rocks: hard, soft, chemical properties, crystal structure
Landscape: relative hadness/softness of rock, effects of folding and faulting
Recognise and explain the geomorphological processes responsible for creating landscape features
a. A knowledge of the geomorphological processes involved in erosion and the resultant geomorphological
features is demonstrated.
b. A knowledge of depositional processes and the resulting geomorphological features is demonstrated.
c. A knowledge of the importance of transport to the formation of geomorphological features is demonstrated.
Erosion: Glacial, fluvial, marine,
Deposition: Glacial, fluvial, marine,
Transport: Glacial, fluvial, marine,
Understand the changing nature of climatic and environmental conditions over time
a. An awareness of the changing climatic conditions over time is demonstrated.
b. An awareness of the effects of environmental conditions on landforms is demonstrated.
Climate: Glacial, interglacial, present day.
Environmental conditions: Sea level change, temperature, altitude, precipitation.
Describe the historical development of a given landscape
a. Identify the event/civilisation that created the feature/landscape and describe its original purpose.
b. Describe the components of the feature/landscape
c. Describe the visual impact and importance of the feature/landscape.
Neolithic, Bronze and Iron ages, Roman, Saxon, Norman, medieval and recent
Prominence, visibility, unobtrusive, covered, rarity, abundance
This module considers the geological and geomorphological processes that have shaped the landscape and the ways in which man has modified it. The module starts by considering geological processes and the influence that the differing rock types have on the landscape. Upon this foundation the ways in which geomorphological and hydrological processes modify the geology to create landform is detailed, Throughout the module the link between the physical landscape and human activities is emphasised. Having considered how the landscape has been physically shaped, the influence of man is detailed. This aspect of the module introduces the ways in which man has developed the British landscape over time by focussing on periods of invasion, settlement, development and change. Land use changes and the introduction of landscape features are identified and brought into the present day context. The role of information sources and archaeology in the preservation of these fossilised features and landscapes are also considered.
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 considers 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.
|| Written work for the assignment |
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|| Students will have to manage their own time in developing their assignment. |
|| Students may use the internet as a resource to help them with their assignments |
** 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
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