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Module

GEO1010 : Interconnected World

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Robert Shaw
  • Lecturer: Professor Rachel Pain, Dr Jessa Loomis, Dr Kean Fan Lim, Dr Wen Lin, Professor Nick Megoran, Dr Mark Griffiths, Dr Kathryn Manzo, Dr Craig Jones
  • Owning School: Geography, Politics & Sociology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

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.

Outline Of Syllabus

5 blocks introducing students to key areas of geographical research. Each block after the Foundations has 4 lectures + 1 online interactive session

FOUNDATIONS
Introduction: Why Geography Matters
The Local and the Global
Globalization, A History From Above
Globalization, A History From Below
Interconnected World Workshop (two parts, online interactive)

ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHIES: PRODUCTION, EXCHANGE AND INTERRELATIONS
The Geography of the Economy
The Global Production System
Finance: Money makes the world go round
Consumption Geographies
The Economy of Global Cities

POLITICAL GEOGRAPHIES: CONNECTIONS AND DISPLACEMENT IN A CHANGING WORLD
Intro: Territoriality and the World Map
The State
Geopolitics
Migration
Citizenship

DEVELOPMENT GEOGRAPHIES: POVERTY, WEALTH AND POWER
Poverty and the development agenda
Institutions of Development
Climate Change and Development
Gender, Development & Environment (2 lectures)

SOCIAL GEOGRAPHIES: SELF AND COMMUNITY IN AN INTERCONNETED WORLD
Fragmenting Societies
Living with Difference
Emotional Geogrpahies Urban social geographies
Encounters and Public Space

RESUME
Revision

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable