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This course considers the geographical patterns that characterise the Earth’s physical and human environments and landscapes, and the processes that operate within and lead to changes in these. It is also concerned with the ways in which people occupy the Earth’s surface, their movements and settlements, and their perceptions and use of landscapes, resources and space. Lecture material is presented in study blocks covering: glaciology and palaeoclimates; biogeography and soils; and economic, social and transport geographies. Key concepts and skills are reinforced through small group teaching (PC-classes and tutorials).
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
This course examines how geographical patterns and processes are reflected at a variety of spatial scales (from global to local). Related study blocks will address:
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Exam, 34% (one hour, with students answering one question only)
Two pieces of coursework, each assignment 33%, .
Resit: coursework (66%, resubmission of failed components permitted, but with mark capped at D3); one-hour examination (34%)
The course includes practical exercises on how to conduct an effective literature search, and the production and interrogation of digital maps.
Students receive individual, written feedback on their coursework using standard comments sheets. Students are encouraged to discuss this feedback with their workgroup tutor.