Urban Field Studies


Learners on this module will develop skills in heritage survey within an urban space. This module offers experiential learning and builds on knowledge and skills developed in other associated modules combing knowledge from Geography and History. Students will learn about historical sources, and how to build observations skills in heritage areas such as planning, social development, urban historical geography and archaeological fabric identification, and discover how to uncover the story of individuals through the use of historical statistical data such as census, valuation, and public art.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop and demonstrate an understanding of the principles of conducting geographical and historical fieldwork within an urban setting.

  2. Identify and record physical evidence of human development on an urban space through the eyes of a geographer, historian and archaeologist.

  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the evolution and function of urban space, and how heritage and public art are expressed in how planning laws, theories, and regulations shape urban spaces.

  4. Interpret cartographic information within an urban space, using digital and print resources.

  5. Undertand the ethical issues of field work, data collection and management of data.

  6. Utilise historical documentation to develop an understanding of the development of socio-economic identify of urban spaces.

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