Global Opportunities

GEO1100 : Interconnected World: Economic, Social and Political Geographies - (Semester 2 for Exchange students)

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
To introduce core concepts for thinking about global and local life
To provide an understanding of the complex interconnections underpinning everyday life across the globe. This exchange module focuses on the social, political and economic dimensions of global life

Outline Of Syllabus

Content Summary is indicative and subject to change.

ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHIES: PRODUCTION, EXCHANGE AND INTERRELATIONS
The Geography of the Economy
The Global Production System
Finance: Money makes the world go round
Consumption Geographies
Alternative Economies
Networks

POLITICAL GEOGRAPHIES: CONNECTIONS AND DISPLACEMENT IN A CHANGING WORLD
Intro: Territoriality and the World Map
The State
Geopolitics Migration Citizenship

SOCIAL GEOGRAPHIES: SELF AND COMMUNITY IN AN INTERCONNETED WORLD
Fragmenting Societies
Living with Difference
Emotional Geographies
China and a World of Cities: Urban social geographies
Encounters and Public Space


Module Conclusion: Connecting Social and Economic Change

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture151:0015:00Present-in-Person Lectures
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion120:0020:001 assessed essay + 1 article review
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities111:0011:00Recommended reading in weekly newsletter
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching21:002:00Seminars with first two module blocks
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study152:0052:00N/A
Total100:00
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
GEO1010Interconnected World
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures provide the core material in the course, and seminars offer an opportunity to discuss in depth.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M25Article review. Students explore one four suggested readings.
Essay2M752,000 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 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.
The article review will be done in advance of the essay, with the students explaining how they will use the article to help answer the question. This will provide the students with feedback.

Reading Lists

Timetable