GEO1100 : Interconnected World: Economic, Social and Political Geographies - Semester 2
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Dr Robert Lawshaw
- Lecturer: Dr Craig Jones, Dr Astrid Wood, Dr Nick Megoran
- Owning School: Geography, Politics & Sociology
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
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
1. The Geography of the Economy
2. The Global Production System
3. Money makes the World go round
4. Consumption geographies
5. The Economy of Global Cities
SOCIAL GEOGRAPHIES: SELF AND COMMUNITY IN AN INTERCONNETED WORLD
1. Fragmenting Societies
2. Living with Difference
3. Urban Mobilities
5. Encounters and Public Space
POLITICAL GEOGRAPHIES: CONNECTIONS AND DISPLACEMENT IN A CHANGING WORLD 1. Territoriality and the World Map
2. The State
4. Migration Case Study
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||30:00||30:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||16||1:00||16:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||3||1:00||3:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||51:00||51:00||N/A|
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.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
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.