|| RS20710 |
|| LANDSCAPE ASSESSMENT IN PRACTICE |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Mr David R Powell |
|| Semester 2 |
|| Pass in A level Geography, RS14020 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 2 x 1 hour lectures per week |
|| Other || 4 X 4 HOUR FIELD VISITS |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| Landscape assessment of a local landscape ||100%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| Landscape assessment of a local landscape ||100%|
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Identify, and justify their choice of, the key components that contribute to the landscape character of any given area.
2. Implement a designated landscape assessment methodology for a given study area.
3. Explain how the landscape assessment could be used as the basis for countryside management.
Landscape protection and enhancement is widely recognised as being of fundamental importance in management of the countryside. Methods for the recognition of landscape character and value are being developed for use in both academic and applied contexts. This practical and vocational module involves the students undertaking a landscape assessment of a given area in keeping with principles of best professional practice. In so doing students should gain an understanding of the complex relationship between landscape management and the town and country planning system, together with an appreciation of the ever increasing range of non-statutory tools that are used to protect and influence landscape. Using field visits and carrying out a landscape assessment according to an established methodology will provide both realism and relevance in a countryside management context. Skills of analysis, interpretation, evaluation and report preparation will be developed within the framework of countryside protection and enhancement.
The nature of landscape, the landscape as habitat, the human response to landscape.
Identifying forces of change in the landscape.
Principles and processes of landscape character assessment.
Evaluation of the principal techniques for landscape assessment including LANDMAP and Landscape Character
The role of the public in making landscape evaluation judgments.
Case studies of landscape character assessments.
Applying concepts of landscape assessment.
|| Coursework will require the student to carry out an extensive desk study and integrate this with observations made during field visits. |
|| A professional standard of report presentation will be required. |
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|| Students will need to draw on knowledge from a range of previous modules. |
|| Students will be expected to make appropriate use of IT both to gather and present information. |
|Personal Development and Career planning
|| Skills acquired will be directly relevant to careers with a range of countryside organisations. |
** Recommended Text
Bell, S (1999) Landscape: pattern, perception, process
E & F N Spon
Usher, M B (editor) (1999) Landscape character: perspectives on management and change
The Stationery Office 0114972664
This module is at CQFW Level 5