ESC-20050 - Dynamic Geographies (15 Credits)
Coordinator: Richard I Waller Room: WSF23A Tel: +44 1782 7 33179
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733615

Programme/Approved Electives for 2021/22

None

Available as a Free Standing Elective

No

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

None

Barred Combinations

Single Honours Geography

Description for 2021/22

The "Dynamic Geographies" module builds upon the core concepts introduced within the first-year programme and provides students with the opportunity to explore a range of specialist geographical disciplines and issues in greater depth. Through engagement with specialist literature, students are encouraged to explore the dynamic nature of the subject as expressed through its varied research themes, recent developments and modern-day debates. The module is sub-divided into a series of options addressing specific themes and issues that you select from according to your specific degree pathway. Current options include Hydrology & Oceanography, Weather & Climate, Nature & Society, Population Geographies and Geographical Representations. There is also an option to undertake an Extended Essay focusing on one of the other units addressed.

Aims
This module aims to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to a range of specialist geographical disciplines and issues. Through engagement with specialist literature, students are encouraged to explore associated research themes, recent developments and debates within modern-day geography.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.
http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/esc-20050/lists

Intended Learning Outcomes

Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of key concepts and debates relevant to the chosen options and an awareness of their broader applications within geography (FHEQ 5). will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2
Demonstrate an awareness of the nature of the discipline as dynamic, plural and contested (FHEQ 5, Geography Benchmark statement - point 3.9). will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2
Synthesise and critically evaluate evidence associated with current debates and research themes within geography (Geography Benchmark statement - point 4.4) will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2
Present a sustained and reasoned argument that involves the synthesis and critical evaluation of evidence associated with current debates and research themes within geography (Geography Benchmark statement - point 4.4) will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2

Study hours

Lectures 20 hours
Lecture preparation 60 hours
Coursework preparation 50 hours
Independent study 20 hours

School Rules

None

Description of Module Assessment

1: Exercise weighted 50%
2500 word essay or equivalent
The coursework exercises will involve a range of assessments including essays, posters, technical reports equivalent to 2500 words in total.

2: Exercise weighted 50%
2500 word essay or equivalent
The coursework exercises will involve a range of assessments including essays, posters, technical reports equivalent to 2500 words in total.