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GG5073: APPROACHES TO HUMAN GEOGRAPHY (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

This course provides an introduction to the philosophical approaches that have influenced Human Geography research and provide an opportunity for students to develop an appreciation of concepts, themes and methods framing contemporary research in the discipline. Students use the course work to develop their understanding of theoretical and conceptual developments and methodological approaches as applied in a selected sub-area of the disciplines and develop a critical awareness of how these developments have influenced their proposed research topic.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Paula Duffy

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

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

Tailored to the research interests of individual students, the course is based on a programme of directed reading that will be devised in advance through consultation between student and supervisors. The content will be designed to ensure that students develop a thorough understanding of the epistemological, theoretical and thematic evolution of their research specialism and the discipline more generally, grounded in an appreciation of developments within the wider social sciences. They will also develop an appreciation of methodological approaches within the social sciences, Human Geography and their selected research specialism.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 18 Feedback Weeks 20

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Feedback

The assessment for this course will comprise a critical review of key theoretical and conceptual developments in Human Geography and their influence on the student’s proposed research topic.

Detailed written feedback will be provided and students will discuss this feedback in a one to one oral feedback session.

Word Count 5000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseDemonstrate the ability to critically evaluate theoretical and conceptual propositions and understand their use in contemporary geographical research.
ConceptualEvaluateDeepen understanding of field of special interest, develop the ability to review the work of others and to conceptualise and frame a new research project (independent dissertation).
ConceptualUnderstandProvide evidence, through essay writing and oral discussions, of independent critical thought.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

The resit for this course will offer a second attempt to submit a critical review of key theoretical and conceptual developments in Human Geography and their influence on the student’s proposed research topic.

Detailed written feedback will be provided.

 

To take place during resit diet.

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandProvide evidence, through essay writing and oral discussions, of independent critical thought.
ConceptualAnalyseDemonstrate the ability to critically evaluate theoretical and conceptual propositions and understand their use in contemporary geographical research.
ConceptualEvaluateDeepen understanding of field of special interest, develop the ability to review the work of others and to conceptualise and frame a new research project (independent dissertation).

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