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Human Geography

BA Hons (Full Time)

UCAS Code:L720
Minimum Length:3 Year(s)
Credit Points:360
Part II Weight:8
Part II Year 2 Weight:4
Part II Year 3 Weight:4
Part II Year 4 Weight:0
Director of Studies:Dr AM Folkard

Compulsory Modules

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PartII (Year 2)

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

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

-         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 Human Geography

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

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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Knowledge and Understanding

Depending on the choice of modules, students will acquire detailed knowledge and understanding of the following Human Geography topics:

-                     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

Intellectual skills

-         Synthesising and critically evaluating information from a variety of sources

-         Interpreting textual, cartographic, survey and census 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 human geographical research, 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

-           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

Structure, Features and Regulations: Compulsory and Optional Modules

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Part 1: Students must take Geography 160 (Human Geography) plus either two other Part 1 courses, or students may take the double Geography Part 1 (GEOG170/GEOG171 human and physical geography) plus one other Part 1 course. The latter option is recommended.
Geog160 comprises of Geog104 and Geog105
Geog170/171 comprises of LEC.101, LEC.102, LEC.103, GEOG105 plus one of either ENV.115 or EBIO105.


Part 2, year 2:

Students must take Geog 201 (Techniques) and Geog 202 (Concepts) This provides 60 credits core

Students must take 30 credits from human geography modules (Geog 213, Geographies of Political Economy and Geog 215, Geography of Everyday Life) (total one unit)

Students must choose 30 credits more from the Human Geography or environmental modules on offer or may choose one 15 credit geography unit plus one 15 credit unit from a cognate subject studied in Part 1 (total 120 credits)


Part 2 year 3:

Students must take Geog 301 (30 Credits) Dissertation

Students choose 90 credits of teaching from the human or environmental geography modules on offer.  Students may take up to 30 credits in a cognate subject studies in year two.

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