Liverpool, United Kingdom

Regional Environmental Diversity Across the UK

when 6 July 2020 - 24 July 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 5 EC

In ancient times our access to food, water and safety influenced where our early ancestors chose to live. More recently the natural environment influences the location of our towns and cities and their economic and political development. This module focuses on key aspects of geology and physical geography and how they influence the location and development of important towns and cities. In particular the climate, topography, vegetation, geology and access to essential resources such as water and geological materials. The module focusses on case studies in the UK and why those settlements differ regionally.

Seminars will provide the background to the projects and skills needed during the projects and workshops will provide the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge through independent research for sharing with different audiences.

Course leader

Liz Rushworth

Course aim

This module aims to:

 Use active learning approaches to develop an understanding of how local geology and physical geography influence the location and development of our towns and cities
 Reflect upon the lessons learned about the importance the natural environment has on the built environment, illustrated with examples from across the UK
 Develop confidence in understanding and communicating cross-disciplinary ideas in different formats to diverse audiences
 Improve skills in research and collaborative learning

Credits info

5 EC
Modules are equivalent to 2.5 ECTS.

Fee info

GBP 0: Module must be taken as part of a Week 4-6 or Week 1-6 International Summer School programme, so no individual module prices are available.