To give the student a basic knowledge of the main geomorphological processes involved in the shaping of the landscape.
Pre-requisite of GEOG3020
One of the pre-requisites for GEOG2032, GEOG2039, GEOG3004 and GEOG3057
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Abstract and synthesize information
- Conceptualise patterns and interactions at a range of spatial scales
- Utilise the concept of spatial variation to demonstrate knowledge and understanding
- undertake specific tests of map work and numeracy
- analyse a range of different data, and to undertake basic map and numerical work
- Analyse and understand data in physical geography, using laboratory and computer techniques
- Demonstrate command of the methods of geographical analysis and interpretation
- Taking responsibility for their own learning
- Analyse and problem solve
Over the last few decades the study of landscape dynamics (or geomorphological processes) has become increasingly important. Scientists (or geomorphologists) have wanted to understand how particular landforms and landscapes were created, and engineers and environmental managers have needed to understand landscape dynamics in order to better manage coastal, glacial, desert and fluvial environments. 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 dynamic landscapes, focusing on aeolian, coastal, fluvial and glacial processes, with the aim of understanding the nature and causes of changes in landform and landscape both on Earth and other planetary bodies. The module will also address the topic of how life on Earth helps to shape the physical landscape, and vice versa, with the most obvious example being the influence of human activity on our planet.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures and assignments, alongside student-led reading and reflection
|Total study time||150|
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
Repeat type: Internal & External