GEO1010 : Interconnected World
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Robert Lawshaw
- Lecturer: Dr Astrid Wood, Professor Nick Megoran, Dr Kean Fan Lim, Dr Craig Jones, Dr Raksha Pande
- Owning School: Geography, Politics & Sociology
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 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 especially Geographical Imaginations.
To provide an understanding of the complex interconnections underpinning everyday work and life across the globe.
Outline Of Syllabus
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
5. Migration Case Study
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
6. Encounters and Public Space
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||29:00||29:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||29||1:00||29:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||29:00||29:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||6||1:00||6:00||Seminar|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||1||3:00||3:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||104:00||104:00||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
|Written Examination||90||2||A||50||2 questions|
|Prof skill assessmnt||1||M||5||Seminar multi-choice (semester 1&2)|
|Prof skill assessmnt||2||M||5||Seminar 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.