Geography Field Course (UK) module (GE22003)

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GE22003 - Geography Field Course (UK)

Semester 2, 20 credits

This module is an optional module but highly recommended for students doing Geography degrees. It introduces key methods in Human and Physical Geography research in the context of UK landscapes, and is centred on a week-long field trip during the Easter vacation. Pre-field trip workshops (on campus) provide an introduction to key concepts in the development of the social, cultural and natural landscape of the region to be visited. Students then utilise fieldwork and data collection methods (including critical reflection post-fieldtrip) to examine specific human and physical environments; to develop research questions and group projects; to initiate field work planning (logistics, safety briefing, ethics, and risk assessment); and, to develop and apply appropriate analysis and presentation skills.