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GEOG1002 Dynamic Landscapes

Module Overview

To give the student a basic knowledge of the main geomorphological processes involved in the shaping of the landscape.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

To give the student a basic knowledge of the main processes involved in the shaping of the landscape.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Utilise the concept of spatial variation to demonstrate knowledge and understanding
  • Conceptualise patterns and interactions at a range of spatial scales
  • Demonstrate command of the methods of geographical analysis and interpretation
  • Analyse and understand data in physical geography, using laboratory and computer techniques
  • analyse a range of different data, and to undertake basic map and numerical work
  • undertake specific tests of map work and numeracy
  • Analyse and problem solve
  • Abstract and synthesize information
  • Taking responsibility for their own learning

Syllabus

Over the last few decades, and particularly since the mid-1960s, the study of geomorphological processes has become increasingly important. Geomorphologists have wanted to understand how particular landforms and landscapes were created, and engineers and environmental managers have needed to understand geomorphological processes in order to better manage the environment. Most recently, geomorphologists have been concerned with how past and future environmental changes affect landforms and landscapes. Landforms and, at the larger scale, landscapes, are fashioned by many processes operating on different materials: they also reflect the history of processes operating over days to millions of years. The module provides an introduction to these geomorphological processes, focusing on fluvial, aeolian, glacial and periglacial environments, with the aim of understanding the nature and causes of changes in landform and landscape.

Learning and Teaching

TypeHours
Independent Study116
Teaching34
Total study time150

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework 60%
Exam 40%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Exam %

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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