Course Overview

Course content

The course is made up of three units

UNIT 1: PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENTS

  • Atmosphere: global atmosphere and climate
  • Hydrosphere: global water cycle, with detailed study of river features
  • Lithosphere: selected British landscapes and their formation
  • Biosphere: natural vegetation change, ecosystems and soil types

 

UNIT 2: HUMAN ENVIRONMENTS

  • Population: population structure, change and migration
  • Rural: selected agricultural systems, their landscapes and rural change
  • Industrial: industrial systems, landscapes and change
  • Urban: urban systems, patterns and change

 

UNIT 3: ENVIRONMENTAL INTERACTIONS

Uses knowledge and skills from the Physical and Human Environments Units to examine in-depth case studies from the Developed and Developing World.

  • River Basin Management: case study of a major river management scheme
  • Development and Health: case studies of development, health and disease

Higher course outline