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BA Hons Human Geography


Mode of Study: Full Time Department: Lancaster Environment Centre
UCAS Code: L720 Duration/Length: 3 Year(s)
QAA Subject Management: Geography Director of Studies: Dr AM Folkard
Total Credit Points: 360 Credit Points Year 2: 120
Credit Points Year 3: 120

Syllabus Rules and Pre-requisites

  • PartI
  • The student must take the following modules:
  • PartII (Year 2)
  • The student must take the following modules:
  • The student must take 5 modules from the following group:
  • PartII (Year 3)
  • The student must take 1 modules from the following group:
  • The student must take 6 modules from the following group:

Educational Aims: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • Human Geography is a discipline that encompasses both humanities and social science approaches, and is concerned with the actions, interactions and spatial patterns and dynamics of people. It enables students to focus on diverse topics such as: Cities and Globalization; Environment, Politics and Society in Amazonia; Food and Agriculture in the 21st century; Global Consumption and Cultural GeographyThis specialist degree combines seminars, workshops, lectures, fieldwork and a dissertation. To build real-world knowledge and skills which students can apply in their career, it also offers the opportunity to undertake fieldwork work overseas, for example in Croatia, New York City or the Brazilian Amazon.

    The programme aims to:

    • Provide a flexible but structured training in Human Geography which will provide students with knowledge and understanding appropriate for subject-specific graduate employment;
    • Develop key transferable skills to prepare students for more general graduate employment;
    • Develop the intellectual and practical skills necessary for progression to postgraduate research and training;
    • Encourage academic curiosity which will prepare students for lifelong learning;
    • Offer a choice of modules which will give students experience across the spectrum of Human Geography;
    • Offer students the opportunity to conduct a substantial research project

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • Graduates with Honours will be able to:

    • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of key subject areas in Geography, with a particular emphasis on Human Geography. Depending on module options this will include an understanding of: Development and sustainability; Political geography, inequality and justice; Cultural geography, globalisation and urbanisation; Society, environment and climate; Geographies of nature; Geographies of food and consumption; Environmental management;
    • Synthesise and critically evaluate information from a variety of sources;
    • Create, analyse and interpret textual, cartographic, and numerical (e.g. census) data;
    • Assess the merits of contrasting theories, explanations and policies in geography;
    • Design and prepare project proposals and analyse, problem-solve and make decisions;
    • Construct a reasoned argument and use intellectual integrity;
    • Plan, execute and report on geographical research in fieldwork and desk-based settings, using the technical skills needed for this, including use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and a range of other qualitative and quantitative techniques and tools appropriate to their choice of modules and research projects;
    • Carry out risk assessments and list appropriate safety precautions associated with practical or project work;
    • Identify ethical issues in geographical debates, as a citizen and researcher;
    • Work independently and as part of a team;
    • Use relevant information and communication technology and demonstrate effective asynchronous (e.g. written) and synchronous (e.g. oral) communication skills;
    • Demonstrate an ability to learn new, diverse and complex material;
    • Take responsibility for, and reflect on one's learning, at university and later in life.

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