Modiwl DXX-1006:
Field Course: Making Snowdonia

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan School of Natural Sciences

20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS

Semester 1

Trefnydd: Dr Sophie Wynne-Jones

Amcanion cyffredinol

  1. To provide a broad overview of the physical and human processes through which Snowdonia has been formed.
  2. To explore intersecting processes of landscape formation at a range of spatial and temporal scales.
  3. To examine the relationship between global processes and particular places within Snowdonia.
  4. To develop interdisciplinary thinking in relation to environmental issues.
  5. To enable students to make connections between theory and fieldwork.

Cynnwys cwrs

This module combines lectures and fieldwork to provide a broad overview of the processes that have given rise to the distinctive features of the Snowdonian landscape. The module focuses on the five key themes of Geology, Ecology, Forestry, Agriculture and Society. Lectures provide a broad overview of the topics and introduce relevant theoretical and conceptual points. The main areas covered will include: underlying geology; glaciation; post-glacial ecology; soil formation; political history of community, private and state forestry; history of human habitation and resource use; the formation and development of the national park. Students will be taken to key sites that demonstrate how these processes interact and relate to particular places.

Meini Prawf

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Grade D- to C+ The student displays a basic understanding of the principles and basic knowledge of subject. Relevant information is discussed to basic depth the written assignment and tasks. Most of the key issues are identified but there may be some omissions or gaps in understanding. Links between theory and practice are not well developed.

da

Grade B- to B+ The student displays sound knowledge of subject, ability to contribute constructively to debate, ability to write perceptive and well-argued reports. Descriptively presents information in the written assignment and tasks.

ardderchog

Grade A- and above The student demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of subject and clear ability to pull together various elements of the course material. Evidence of background reading. There are no major areas omitted and the student demonstrates an ability to critically analyse and evaluate relevant information. A clear, concise, descriptive style of presentation in the written assignment and tasks

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. Understand the key industrial, ecological, geological and social processes that have produced the distinctive features of the Snowdonian landscape.

  2. Appreciate how different landscape processes interact over a range of spatial and temporal scales.

  3. Demonstrate a critical and analytical attitude to the natural and managed environment.

  4. Interpret key landscape features in relation to relevant theories and methods.

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
GWAITH CWRS Cwm Idwal Exercise 15
GWAITH CWRS Aber Valley Exercise 15
GWAITH CWRS Gwydyr Forest Exercise 15
GWAITH CWRS Conwy Valley Exercise 15
GWAITH CWRS Degree specific essay 40

Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

Oriau
Lecture

6*2 hour pre-fieldtrip lectures

12
Fieldwork

5 × 1 day trips (c8 hours). In order to create manageable groups, the class will be split into three groups (of c40 students each). Each day trip will be repeated on three days, enabling groups to rotate between these during the course of the week. By the end of the week, all groups will have attended all trips.

40
Private study

Private and guided self-study

148

Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
  • Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
  • Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
  • Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
  • Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
  • Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
  • Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.

Sgiliau pwnc penodol

  • Conduct fieldwork and/or laboratory work competently with awareness of appropriate risk assessment and ethical considerations
  • Recognize and apply appropriate theories and concepts from a range of disciplines.
  • Consider issues from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives.
  • Apply subject knowledge to the understanding and addressing of problems.
  • Awareness of the concepts of spatial and temporal scale in understanding processes and relationships.
  • Appreciation of the reciprocal nature of human-environmental relationships.
  • Preparation of effective maps, diagrams and visualizations.
  • Understand the provisional nature of information and appreciate competing and alternative explanations.
  • Collect and record data generated by a diverse range of methods.

Adnoddau

Goblygiadau o ran adnoddau ar gyfer myfyrwyr

Students will need appropriate clothing for conducting outdoor fieldwork.

Rhestrau Darllen Bangor (Talis)

http://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/dxx-1006.html

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