10 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: APS246

Co-requisites: APS246

Aims/Description: This module provides interdisciplinary training in skills for environmental interpretation and assessment through field work, lectures and mini-projects. It will include studies of botany, geology, geography, history and environmental science. It will provide an in-depth study of some important habitats, major rock types and landscape processes. It will provide training in methods for description, sampling, quantification and data analysis in the environmental sciences. The field studies will be complemented by lectures that explain key concepts and techniques, together with an overview of regional, historical, political and economic factors governing land usage and the impact of human occupation on the landscape.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students registered for GEPU210, GEOU211, GEOU17, GEOU98. Compulsory for Environmental Science Students, spare places made available, by application, to students on degree courses in Animal & Plant Sciences.

Staff Contact: Professor Jonathan Leake
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Laboratory work, Fieldwork, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK