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Geography / North America

BA Hons (Full Time)

UCAS Code:L701
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

Educational Aims: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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-         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

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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

Structure, Features and Regulations: Compulsory and Optional Modules

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Part 1: Students must take Double Geography (GEOG170/GEOG171 (Human and Physical Geography) plus one other Part 1 course. GEOG170/GEOG171 comprises the following modules: LEC.101, LEC.102, LEC.103, GEOG104 and GEOG105 plus one of either ENV.115 or EBIO105.


Part II

GEOG 301 Dissertation


All modules exist currently


Optional Modules


            Part I

            One other part I subject is taken in addition to geography    


            Part II

Four units of teaching are taken from the following Geography options, OR three units from Geography options and one unit in a related subject. In choosing final year courses students on the BA Geography with study in the USA or Canada course should normally take the majority of their units from the Human Geography and Environmental Geography modules on offer.




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