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You will be able to study a range of modules, some examples of which are listed below. Year 1 Environmental Processes and Systems This module provides an introduction to environmental processes and their impacts in a variety of different environments. We also explore the processes which influence the development of soils and associated ecosystems at the land surface, including deposition and erosion processes.
Geographical Skills in a Changing World This module provides an introduction to the skills used by geographers to analyse problems in both human and physical geography.
The module begins by reviewing the principles of cartography and recent developments in the electronic delivery of map-based information through mobile devices and web-based services.
This is followed by an introduction to Geographic Information Systems GIS which provide facilities for the capture, storage, analysis and display of spatially-referenced information.
Later in the module we introduce remote sensing and explain its relationship to GIS. We also consider quantitative and qualitative techniques of analysis which are taught within the context of contemporary conceptual approacheswith emphasis placed on the study of both environmental and societal processes.
Global Environmental Challenges The global environment and human society are now threatened by unprecedented changes resulting from human activities such as intensive agriculture and fossil fuel combustion, as well as facing natural hazards like volcanic eruptions and climatic extremes.
It provides a broad foundation in the skills required to contribute to future understanding and management of global environmental challenges. You will gain a clearer understanding of the connections between social, environmental and biotic processes and explore possible solutions for key environmental issues.
Society and space - Human Geography Introducing you to contemporary human geography, this module focuses on the interactions between society and space, and between people and places at a variety of spatial scales and in different parts of the globe.
We introduce the key processes driving geographical change affecting society, economies, the environment, and culture. We critically analyse relevant issues using theoretical models, with examples from across the world.
The module encourages you to think critically, argue coherently, appraise published material, and relate real world issues to relevant theoretical frameworks. Optional Biodiversity and Conservation Introducing the nature of biological diversity and the patterns of distribution of organisms on global, regional and ecosystem scales, students discover the underlying causes of the observed biodiversity patterns and the main current threat to biodiversity.
The reasons why species become extinct is explored and then the reasons why species should be preserved. Students will be able to outline the criteria that can be used to identify species and areas of high conservation importance.
Fieldtrips take place on campus, where students will look at sampling techniques and biodiversity, and to sites of special conservation interest in the Arnside and Silverdale AONB. There will also be an excursion to Blackpool Zoo. We investigate the causes and effects of such hazards, and the dangers they pose to people and infrastructure.
We look at methods of monitoring, predicting and mitigating them, and consider approaches to minimizing the harm they cause.Enter your email address to subscribe to Insights IAS and receive notifications of new posts by email.
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