GEO1102 : Interconnected World: Foundations and Development Geographies - Semester 1
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Dr Robert Lawshaw
- Lecturer: Dr Astrid Wood, Dr Raksha Pande, Dr Kathryn Manzo, Dr Nick Megoran
- Owning School: Geography, Politics & Sociology
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 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.
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. After introducing several key foundations at the intellectual core of human geography, the course examines in more depth the role of economic geographies in shaping an interconnected world.
Outline Of Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND FOUNDATIONS
1. Introduction: Why geography matters
2. Interconnected World Workshop
3. Globalization, A History From Above
4. Globalization: A History From Below
5. Key concepts: Local-Global
6. Key concepts: Society-Space
7. Key concepts: Power-Inequality
DEVELOPMENT GEOGRAPHIES: POVERTY, WEALTH AND POWER
7. Poverty and the Development Agenda
8. Institutions of Development
9. Media and Development
10. Gender and Development
11. Gender, Development and Environment
12. Postcolonial Urban Economies
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||30:00||30:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||1:00||12:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||3||1:00||3:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||1||3:00||3:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||52:00||52:00||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
|Essay||1||M||100||2000 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 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.