Undergraduate Course: Reading the Landscape (ARCH07015)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Indicative course content
Introductory lecture and seminars, visual research and documentation in the field.
Aims of course
1 To introduce the basic principles of physical geography, geomorphology and climatology.
2 To understand and interpret landscapes visually
3 To undertake a simple piece of field based research.
Mode of delivery
Lectures, seminars and site visits.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Pre-requisites
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 24,
Fieldwork Hours 12,
Formative Assessment Hours 7,
Summative Assessment Hours 7,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Students must pass all learning outcomes. The aggregation of failed Learning outcomes with passing learning outcomes to generate an overall pass mark is not permitted. Failure of one learning outcome will result in a Forced Fail (FF) outcome.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the basic processes of physical geography, geomorphology and climatology through field observation and analysis
- demonstrate an understanding of the evolution of landscape through field observation and interpretation
- undertake a simple research project based on fieldwork
|Indicative Bibliography |
Clowes , A. (1987) Process & Landform: an outline of contemporary geomorphology. Oliver and Boyd. Harlow. Hoskins, W. J. (1985) The Making of the English Landscape. Penguin Books, London. Middleton, N. The Global Casino Schama, S. (1995) Landscape and Memory. Harper Collins, London. Taylor, A (1996) Soils: Scotland's Living Landscape. Scottish Natural Heritage. Whyte, K. I. (1987) Exploring Scotland's Historic Landscapes. John Donald. Smithson, P., Addision, K., Atkinson, K. (2008) Fundamentals of the Physical Environment, Taylor & Francis Ltd Routledge
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Landscape Institute criteria: physical and natural environment; social, economic and cultural context.
|Keywords||PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, LANDSCAPE PATTERN, FIELD ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH
|Course organiser||Dr Simon Bell
Tel: (0131 6)51 5828
|Course secretary||Mrs Margaret Dingsdale
Tel: 0131 651 5803
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