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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||Full Year||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Alternative Resit Assessment
Resubmission of failed coursework components usually permitted, but with mark capped at CGS D3/9. Contact course coordinator.
Essay plan exercise
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Factual||Remember||ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.|