Field Course

Module code: HS7105

Module co-ordinator: Dr Richard Jones 

Module Outline

The field-course introduces the comparative study of regional human landscapes as artefacts of historic cultures (very broadly defined to include, e.g. religion, work, leisure, class) in a region outside the Midlands. The course stresses the continuities between periods from sub-Roman times to today; the contrasts between sub-regions; and the evidence of the built environment whether domestic, ecclesiastical or industrial. Particular emphasis is laid upon personal development of observational skills. By the end of the module students should have a greater feeling for and appreciation of the evidence to be gleaned from the landscape, and to apply the lessons learned on the field course in the interpretation of the historical landscapes of other English counties.

Teaching

One week field course (currently based in Devon) involving intensive study of the landscape. The field course is preceded by a Saturday School to prepare for the course.

Assessment

  • A field course evaluation (7,500 words)