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GG2014: SPACE, ECONOMY AND SOCIETY (2017-2018)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:26


Course Overview

GG2014 examines political, economic, social and cultural change from geographical perspectives. It makes use of a range of concepts and, being team-taught, uses case studies drawn from our own fields of research. Topics covered typically include: globalisation; economic geography; mobility and transport; political geography; rural change in Western Europe; and relationships between place and identity. The course is designed to be accessible to students from disciplines such as anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations and sociology. It is intended to provide a foundation for higher level social science study, particularly in human geography.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr David Watts

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of GG1006 Global Worlds, Global Challenges (Passed) or GG1007 Global Worlds, Global Challenges (Passed) or GG1008 Global Worlds, Global Challenges (Passed) or GG1507 Scotland: Global Worlds, Local Challenges (Passed) or GG1508 Scotland: Global Worlds, Local Challenges (Passed) or GG1509 Global Worlds, Local Challenges (Passed) or GG1510 Global Worlds, Local Challenges (Passed) or KL107T Global Worlds, Global Challenges (Passed) or KL107Y Global Worlds, Global Challenges (Kl Version) (Passed) or KL157T Global Worlds, Local Challenges (Passed) or KL157Y Scotland: Global Worlds, Local Challenges (Kl Version) (Passed) or KL159Y Global Worlds, Local Challenges (Passed)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course examines political, economic, social and cultural change from a spatial perspective, using a range of concepts and case studies. Although intended to provide a foundation for higher level study of human geography, it is designed to be accessible to students of cognate disciplines such as anthropology, economics, history, international relations and sociology. Topics to be addressed include, for example: globalisation; political geography; uneven development; rural change in Western Europe; relationships between place and identity. The course is team-taught, often using examples drawn from our own fields of research.

Further Information & Notes

This course is a pre-requisite for human geography courses at Level 3.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Geography Joint

Contact Teaching Time

42 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: Coursework (67%), 1-hour examination (33%). Resit: Coursework (67%, resubmission of failed components permitted, but with mark capped at D3); 1-hour examination (33%).

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

Students receive individual, written feedback on their coursework assignments using standard comments sheets. This feedback will help students to improve their subsequent performance within the course and on following courses. There is no stand-alone, formal formative assessment for this course.

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