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GG4537: GEOGRAPHICAL ISSUES (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Jun 2020 14:31


Course Overview

This core, 'capstone' course is designed to develop further students' critical understanding of the contemporary intellectual and real-world contexts in which the academic discipline of geography - and its graduates! - operates.  The course involves the preparation of seminar presentations and short papers on a series of issues pertinent to contemporary geography.   This work should showcase new philosophies and methodologies; and/or the relationships between geography and other academic disciplines; and/or applications of academic geography to real-world problems.  Students also consider how they can best make use of their degree after graduation, with preparation of a reflective, career-planning report.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Nicholas P. Spedding

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Geographical Issues explores the frontiers of geographical knowledge as it examines some of the 'cutting edge' debates associated with:
  • new philosophies and methodologies;
  • the relationships between geography and other academic disciplines;
  • applications of academic geography to real world problems.
The course integrates the various components of your geographical education to date. You are expected to draw together, and build on, your knowledge from previous courses to help you tackle challenging, perhaps unfamiliar, topics. The course involves the preparation of presentations and short papers on a series of high-profile issues pertinent to contemporary geography. More information on the topics selected will be provided on the course MyAberdeen site and at the first meeting of the class at the start of the second half-session. The course also requires you to consider how you can best make use of your degree in the 'real world' after graduation, with preparation of a reflective, career-planning report. This part of the course is supported by staff from University's Career Service, and builds on the Level 3 careers/employability workshops.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 26 - 34, 29, 31, 33, 38, 38

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Reflective Report

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
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2x written work

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
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Feedback

Students receive individual, written feedback on their coursework using standard comments sheets.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

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