Global Opportunities

GEO1102 : Interconnected World: Foundations of Human and Development Geographies (Semester 1 for Exchange students)

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


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 development geographies, and how these are shaped by global political relations

Outline Of Syllabus

Content list is indicative and subject to change

Introduction: Why Geography Matters
Interconnected World Workshop
The Local and the Global
Globalization, A History From Above
Globalization, A History From Below

Poverty and the development agenda
Institutions of Development
Climate Change and Development
Gender, Development & Environment (2 lectures)

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion120:0020:001 assessed essay + 1 article review
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture101:0010:00Present-in-Person lectures
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture11:001:00Live online lecture
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities111:0011:00Recommended reading in newsletters
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching31:003:00Small group seminars
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops13:003:00Whole class, split between 2 hours in classroom and 1 hour fieldwork
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study152:0052:00N/A
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
GEO1010Interconnected World
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Jointly taught with GEO1010

Lectures provide the core material in the course, seminars given an opportunity to explore in more depth.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M25Article review. Students explore one of 4 recommended readings.
Essay1M752000 word essay
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