Contemporary Human Geography

Description

Semester 1

The course will begin with an introduction of its aims and content and discuss the nature of human geography as an academic discipline. Subsequent sections will consider some current issues and debates in historical geography, environmental geography, urban geography and political geography.

Semester 2

These sections will consider some current issues and debates in cultural geography, development geography, economic geography, and social geography. The semester will finish with a conclusion to the course, revision meetings and a discussion of the type of exam to be expected.

Delivery

  • 36 hours lectures

Assessment

  • One 2000 word essay (33%) end of semester 1
  • One two-hour examination (67%). Question A is a seen question. Part B choose and analyse one of 4 examples

Key skills

  • Critical evaluation and application of geographical concepts
  • Group work