In the first semester the focus will be on the theories and practices which surround concepts of identity, cultural landscape, geographical imagination, geographies of memory, and the idea of the 'other', relating them to students' own experiences.
In the second semester the focus will turn to examine the cultural geography of cities in the western world.
A variety of theoretical perspectives drawing on cultural geography will be introduced. These theories will be applied to the examination of key issues in the development of cities from the mid-19th century (the birth of the modern city) through to the contemporary.
By the end of this module you should be able to:
- Write a short essay
- Use critical thinking skills