20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: The ability to apply knowledge of physical processes and research approaches to understand a particular environment is a key geographical skill. This module will provide experience in process interpretation in an unfamiliar setting, focusing on the physical processes that have shaped the environment and will influence future change. The module will include an overseas residential field class and will cover a range of topics that complement and extend knowledge acquired on the BSc Physical Geography programme. Introductory lectures and practical sessions will provide relevant background and enable preparatory research. Small group follow-up sessions will be used to support analysis and written presentation of research findings.

Restrictions on availability: GEOU programmes only

Staff Contact: Kate Findlater
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Laboratory work, Fieldwork, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK