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Course Overview

This course provides an opportunity to explore, in depth, the development and application of four important concepts in human geography. Each concept is introduced in a lecture and then discussed in a related tutorial and individual coursework assignment. The course analyses the development and research application of key ideas, and introduces you to contemporary conceptual debate in the discipline. In these ways GG3570 provides an excellent springboard for Senior Honours study. Which concepts are covered will depend on the composition of the teaching team. In recent years they have included: networks; resilience; landscape; and transnational migration.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Paula Duffy

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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Course Description

This course examines economic, cultural, social, political and environmental change from a spatial perspective, using a selection of key geographical concepts and related case studies. The concepts to be addressed include, for example: space, place (region or landscape), power, nature/culture hybridity, mobility, difference/diversity and identity, and uneven development/globalisation. The various themes are team-taught by staff, often using examples drawn from their own fields of research in areas such as transport, agri-food/rural change and political ecology.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 30 August 2024 for 1st half-session courses and 20 December 2024 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Alternative Assessment

4x Short Essays (worth 100% of the overall course mark)

Alternative Resit Assessment

Resubmission of failed coursework components usually permitted, but with mark capped at CGS D3/9.  Contact course coordinator.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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