Global Opportunities

GEO2122 : Political Geography (Semester 2 for Exchange Students)

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


This course aims to give students a thorough grounding in the concepts, practices and disciplinary traditions of political geography. In doing so, students will be equipped with the skills to critically analyse the spatialities of political life from local to global scales.

Outline Of Syllabus


NM: Geopolitics, classical and critical
CJ: The War on Terror
MB: Popular geopolitics
NM: Environmental and Resource geopolitics

MB: Geographies of citizenship
MB: Nationalism
MB: Young people and political agency
NM: The nonviolent revolution
NM+: Conclusion

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials92:0018:00Pre-recorded lecture material
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading165:0065:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching21:002:00Optional reading seminars
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
GEO2047Political Geography
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The lectures, activities and directed reading aim to thoroughly ground students in the concepts, practices and disciplinary traditions of political geography, focusing on Geopolitics and Citizenship, to critically evaluate these, and to connect them to a broad range of case studies in the world today.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M1002000 words
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

1. Essay will assess knowledge and understanding of political geographic concepts relating to Geopolitics and Citizenship and their application to current affairs.

Reading Lists