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Modules

GEO1100 : Interconnected World: Economic, Social and Political Geographies - Semester 2

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

To introduce and provide a foundation for the study of human geography.
To outline the practice of human geography at University level connecting it with other first year geography courses especially Geographical Imaginations.
To provide an understanding of the complex interconnections underpinning everyday work and life across the globe.

In particular, the course explores how human geography provides the lens through which we can better understand the complex interconnections which underpin work and life across the globe. Human geography research allows us to examine the multiple networks, flows and mobilities which shape real life and real lives in the modern world. Drawing upon the research interests and expertise of human geographers at Newcastle University, the module explores the interrelated roles of economic and development geographies in shaping the dynamics of an interconnected world.

Outline Of Syllabus

ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHIES: PRODUCTION, EXCHANGE AND INTERRELATIONS
7. The Geography of the Economy
8. The Global Production System
9. Money makes the World go round
10. Consumption geographies
11. The Changing position of the North East of England in the Global Economy


SOCIAL GEOGRAPHIES: SELF AND COMMUNITY IN AN INTERCONNETED WORLD
1. Intro: Self and Community
2. Social Identities and Inequalities
3. tbc
4. tbc
5. Fragmenting Societies and Fragmenting Selves

POLITICAL GEOGRAPHIES: CONNECTIONS AND DISPLACEMENT IN A CHANGING WORLD 1. Territoriality and the World Map
2. The State
3. Nationalism
4. Citizenship
5. Geopolitics

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture161:0016:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching31:003:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study151:0051:00N/A
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures provide the core material in the course.
Seminars provide an opportunity for students to explore selected issues in greater depth.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M1002,000 words
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The essay will provide students with the opportunity to explore aspects of the module in greater depth. The essay will provide a means of assessing their ability to place and synthesise the material gained from lectures and seminars in addition to empirical, conceptual and theoretical understandings derived from their own independent study. The essay will also assess students’ ability to critically and succinctly evaluate such material.

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