Undergraduate

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Modules

GEO1010 : Interconnected World

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

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: Power-Inequality

ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHIES: PRODUCTION, EXCHANGE AND INTERRELATIONS
1. The Geography of the Economy
2. The Global Production System
3. Finance: Money makes the world go round
4. Consumption Geographies
5. The Economy of Global Cities
6. Postcolonial Urban Economies

POLITICAL GEOGRAPHIES: CONNECTIONS AND DISPLACEMENT IN A CHANGING WORLD
1. Intro: Territoriality and the World Map
2. The State
3. Geopolitics
4. Migration
5. Migration Case Study
6. TBD

DEVELOPMENT GEOGRAPHIES: POVERTY, WEALTH AND POWER
1. Poverty and the development agenda
2. Institutions of Development
3. Sport and development
4. Gender, Development & Environment (2 lectures)
5. Media and Development

SOCIAL GEOGRAPHIES: SELF AND COMMUNITY IN AN INTERCONNETED WORLD
1. Society, Space and Self
2. Fragmenting Societies
3. Living with Difference
4. Urban Mobilities
5. Neighbourhoods
6. Encounters and Public Space

RESUME
Revision

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion129:0029:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture291:0029:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading129:0029:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00Seminar
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops13:003:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1104:00104:00N/A
Total200:00
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.

Assessment Methods

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination902A502 questions
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M401,600 words
Prof skill assessmnt1M5Seminar multi-choice (semester 1&2)
Prof skill assessmnt2M5Seminar article review 500 words
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Assessment is designed to ensure students have an in depth grasp of the key issues discussed in the course. Students will also learn how to critically appraise and synthesise academic material in the course and associated literature.

An alternative form of assessment will be set for exchange students from non-English speaking home institutions replacing the examination. The alternative form of assessment is set in accordance with the University Assessment tariff.

Reading Lists

Timetable