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Undergraduate Course: Land and Landscape: Explorations in Society and Nature (GEGR10125)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Geosciences CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course aims to develop the students' understanding of the key geographical concept of landscape. In adopting a temporal approach to the topic the course will emphasise the centrality of landscape to the history of (cultural) geographical thinking.
Course description This course asks questions of landscape. Why do we find some beautiful, why others not? Who belongs in a landscape? Who doesn┬┐t? And who decides? What kind of approaches have geographers used to answer these questions across (roughly) the last decade years? How have recent creative approaches expanded our understandings of landscapes? How can landscape geographers aid in policy making?

This course is open to 3rd and 4th year students. This course is open to all university students, but priority will be given to the Geography Degree Programmes, and Sustainable Development (Geography Pathway).
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements This course is open to 3rd and 4th year students. This course is open to all university students, but priority will be given to the Geography Degree Programmes, and Sustainable Development (Geography Pathway).
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesCourse is available to visiting students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  45
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Formative Assessment Hours 5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 169 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Essay Proposal (200-300 words and indicative bibliography) - formative
Reading portfolio sample (2 entries of 250 words) - formative

Reading portfolio (30%) - summative
Degree Essay (3000 words, 70%) - summative


Feedback Written feedback on formative and summative work
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Engage with philosophical understanding of nature/society
  2. Trace the ways in which Cultural Geography has engaged with the concept of landscape
  3. Produce an individual research project which deals with a key idea or a landscape of their choice
  4. Work beyond the disciplinary boundaries of geography
Reading List
Landscape, Wylie J (2007), London: Routledge
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsLand,Landscape,Geohumanities,Representation,Practice,Politics
Contacts
Course organiserDr Rachel Hunt
Tel: (0131 6)50 2548
Email: rachel.hunt@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Leigh Corstorphine
Tel: (01316) 502572
Email: lcorstor@ed.ac.uk
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