Undergraduate Course: Land and Landscape: Explorations in Society and Nature (GEGR10125)
|School||School of Geosciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course aims to develop the students' understanding of the concepts of land and landscape. Predominantly university-based, this course aims to show how societal attachments to landscape are culturally developed.
***PLEASE NOTE FIELD COURSE LOCATIONS MAY CHANGE FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS, INCLUDING SECURITY RISKS, INCREASED COSTS OR INABILITY TO ACCESS FIELD LOCATIONS. ANY CHANGES TO THE MAIN DESTINATION OF THE FIELD TRIP WILL BE ANNOUNCED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE***
What is landscape? What is land? How do people study the world around them? What does it mean to see the world in process, as a representational device, as a product of practice or through the lens of estrangement? Utilising a geohumanities perspective, this course is designed to show, and consider why, land and landscape are not only physical but social entities. In particular we will explore the means by which geographers have engaged with these ideas. In doing so we will explore the politics, practices, philosophies which create landscapes and govern land.
The course will be taught using a range of lectures and tutorials supported by online material. There is also a one day field trip. The lectures will introduce students to the main ways in which geographers have engaged with the concepts of land and landscape, including ideas of 'representation', 'practice' and 'politics'. The tutorials will enable students to explore these themes in a group setting where they will be asked to draw upon their own observations, experiences and readings.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Engage with philosophical understanding of nature/society
- Trace the ways in which Cultural Geography has engaged with the concept of landscape
- Produce an individual research project which deals with a key idea or a landscape of their choice
- Work beyond the disciplinary boundaries of geography
|Landscape, Wylie J (2007), London: Routledge|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Rachel Hunt
Tel: (0131 6)50 2548
|Course secretary||Miss Carry Arnold
Tel: (0131 6)50 9847