GEO2110 : Social Geographies
GEO2110 : Social Geographies
- Offered for Year: 2023/24
- Module Leader(s): Dr Soudeh Ghaffari
- Lecturer: Professor Alison Stenning, Professor Peter Hopkins
- Owning School: Geography, Politics & Sociology
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
|European Credit Transfer System|
Modules you must have done previously to study this module
Pre Requisite Comment
Modules you need to take at the same time
Co Requisite Comment
- To introduce Stage 2 students to social geography as the study of the construction and expression of social relations across space.
- To introduce the key concepts of social geography (for example, home, community, sustainability) and structures of social relations played out across these sites (e.g. gender, class, disability, sexuality, race).
- To examine these concepts and structures of social relations with reference to empirical examples drawn from the research literature, staff research and contemporary events.
- To introduce a range of case study settings, scales and everyday dilemmas as a means to illustrate the intersection of these concepts in action.
- To build on student knowledge and understanding of core concepts and case study examples by engaging them in setting and solving puzzles and challenges in contemporary social geography.
Outline Of Syllabus
This module is delivered via a one-hour lecture per week and 4 seminars per semester. The material is delivered via the following blocks:
1. Social divisions
2. Social issues and contexts
3. Digital spaces
4. Everyday and emotional geographies
Intended Knowledge Outcomes
By the end of the course students should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key themes in contemporary social geography
- Make connections between theories and concepts in social geography and empirical research on the complex structuring of social relations across space and in place
- Critically engage with primary and secondary evidence of social geography issues
- Understand and apply a variety of social geographical techniques, communicate wide reading, grasp of key concepts, and ability to synthesise information from a range of research, primary and policy sources
Intended Skill Outcomes
Students will be given the opportunity to develop skills in:
– Assessment and evaluation of the different concepts and theories in contemporary social geography;
– The critical analysis of the manifestation of social and spatial inequalities and social difference;
– The ability to gather and synthesise information;
– The ability to work in groups to develop ideas and arguments relating to contemporary social geography.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||40:00||40:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||22||1:00||22:00||One lecture per week|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||117:00||117:00||N/A|
|Structured Guided Learning||Structured research and reading activities||4||2:30||10:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||8||1:00||8:00||Seminars (4 each semester)|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Scheduled on-line contact time||2||1:30||3:00||Assessment clinics|
Jointly Taught With
|GEO2119||Social Geographies (Semester 1 for Exchange Students)|
|GEO2120||Social Geographies (Semester 2 for Exchange Students)|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures introduce, develop and illustrate the theory, policy and empirical substance of the course.
Sseminars provide an opportunity for student-led critical analysis of course material and oral presentations.
Structured guided learning activities provide instructed tasks for students to complete to extend reflection and deepen understanding of key issues.
Scheduled online contact time will take the form of two assessment clinics for discussion and clarification of guidance and Q&A about assignments in Semester 1 and Semester 2.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written exercise||1||M||50||A project engaging with the material taught in Semester 1 (2000 words)|
|Written exercise||2||M||50||A project engaging with the material taught in Semester 2 (2000 words)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Each piece of coursework maps onto the intended learning outcomes and give students the opportunity to develop a range of social geography skills and knowledges. Together the assessments cover key concepts, engagement with the literature, and the ability to apply knowledge in real-life settings.
Past Exam Papers
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