Landscape, Nature and Representation

Module code: F8085A
Level 6
30 credits in autumn teaching
Teaching method: Workshop
Assessment modes: Essay, Coursework

This module focuses upon the representation of landscapes and nature, and considers the ways in which representations are sites through which ideas, visions and imaginations are set to work. You will assess the production and impact of such representations, critically analysing a range of textual sources from a variety of origins which claim to represent landscape and natures. This will incorporate art, literature, music, the media and cartography.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a working understanding of concepts and theories used to explore and explain representations.
  • Demonstrate competence in applying those concepts and theories in the analysis of specific representations.
  • Demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of representational practices with respect to nature and landscape.
  • Reflect critically and continuously upon their learning: identifying strengths and building upon them; identifying weaknesses and addressing them throughout the course.