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This year-long core course is designed to give Joint Honours students an advanced introduction to the history, philosophy and methodology of the earth and environmental sciences. The first part examines key conceptual debates and innovations. Topics include: the discovery of ‘deep time’, the development of ideas about ice ages, the ‘quantitative revolution’ in physical geography post-1945, the importance of digital technologies and the influence of environmentalism. The second part, designed to support students’ own project work, addresses the implications for research: e.g., the possibilities and pitfalls of different qualitative and quantitative approaches.
|Session||Both Sessions||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.