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BA Hons Geography / North America

Mode of Study: Full Time Department: Lancaster Environment Centre
UCAS Code: L701 Duration/Length: 3 Year(s)
QAA Subject Management: Not Defined Director of Studies: Dr AM Folkard
Total Credit Points: 360 Credit Points Year 2: 120
Credit Points Year 3: 120

Educational Aims: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills


    -         To provide a flexible but structured training in Geography which will provide students with knowledge and understanding appropriate for subject-specific graduate employment

    -         To develop key transferable skills to prepare students for more general graduate employment

    -         To develop the intellectual and practical skills necessary for progression to postgraduate research and training

    -         To encourage academic curiosity which will prepare students for lifelong learning

    -         To offer a choice of modules which will give students experience across the spectrum of Geography

    -         To offer students the opportunity to conduct a substantial research project

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills


    Knowledge and Understanding

    Depending on the choice of modules, students will acquire detailed knowledge and understanding, across a range of Geography topics:

    -           Past Environments and their reconstruction

    -           Freshwater and Marine environments and processes

    -           Glacial environments and processes

    -           Solid Earth environments and processes

    -           Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing

    -           Political economy, geo-politics, inequality and justice

    -           Globalisation, urbanisation and culture

    -           Geographies of science, technology and nature

    -           Environment and society

    -           Health, development and migration

    -         Students will be given guidance on an appropriate choice of modules. Students will also have developed an understanding of physical and human geography in the context of N American society and environment, and have acquire knowledge and understanding specific to topics available at the N American university they attend in their 2nd year

    Intellectual skills

    -         Synthesising and critically evaluating information from a variety of sources

    -         Interpreting textual, cartographic, and numerical data

    -         Assessing the merits of contrasting theories, explanations and policies in geography

    -         Analysing, problem-solving and decision making

    -         Developing a reasoned argument and intellectual integrity

    Practical skills

    -         Plan, execute and report on fieldwork and geographical research in the human and physical realms, and an ability to use the technical skills needed for this

    -         Carry out risk assessments and list appropriate safety precautions associated with practical or project work

    -         Appreciate the ethical issues in geographical debates, as a citizen and researcher

    Transferable skills

    -           Adapted to life and study in a foreign country

    -           Work independently or as part of a team

    -           Use relevant Information Technology

    -           Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills

    -           Design and prepare project proposals

    -           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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