Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23
Available as a Free Standing Elective
The module seeks to provide students with an understanding and appreciation of the diversity of approaches and content of Human Geography, ranging from human's impact on the environment to the challenges faced by contemporary societies in the forms of class, race, gender, age and sexuality. It seeks to understand the range of Human Geographical processes that have shaped and are shaping the human environment about us from agricultural and rural developments through the processes of modernisation, urbanisation and population growth to the problems presented by regionalism, nationalism, and globalisation. It seeks to demonstrate the importance of changing and differing readings and interpretations of the human environment from large-scale empirical analyses of major human activities to small-scale qualitative appreciations of the individual's interaction with space.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/geg-10013/lists
To enable students to develop an understanding and appreciation of the diversity of approaches and content of present-day Human Geography; to understand the range of Human Geographical processes that have shaped and are shaping the human environment about us; to appreciate the importance of changing and differing readings and interpretations of the human environment; to provide an ability to gather, synthesize, and interpret information from a range of different Human Geography sources; to provide an ability to present and assess differing interpretations and arguments in written form on key issues in Human Geography.
Intended Learning Outcomes
describe and explain the scope, development, key concepts, and major approaches in the discipline of Human Geography: 1,2evaluate the different methods of empirical inquiry in human geography and the range of different data and perspectives that can be used to carry out research in human geography: 1,2apply basic theories and concepts in Human Geography, and to demonstrate awareness of different approaches to problem-solving in Human Geography: 1,2define key concepts in Human Geography: 1,2gather and synthesize academic literature on key issues in human geography and use this material to discuss current debates and recent developments in the discipline: 1,2
22 hours lectures22 lecture preparation25 hours essay preparation and essay writing56 hours directed reading 25 hours portfolio preparation
1: Portfolio weighted 50%
Description of Module Assessment
Portfolio of 4 critical reflections corresponding to 4 lecture blocks based on one image and > one geographical concept.Students will select 4 images, one for each critical reflection, and draw on lecture material for at least one geographical concepts from each teaching block, applying the concept for analysis of the image, and with application to the real-world.
For each of the 4 teaching blocks, students are required to select a single image (it can be any image they wish, a photo, a gif, a meme, even a sketch of their own making, any image they can upload) and write a 500 word photovoice reflection which applies at least one geographical concept/theory from that teaching block, to commenting on and/or analysing the image.
Each 500 word photovoice reflection should be accompanied by a reference list showing the other readings drawn on and utilised, and provide a word count at the end of each reflection as well as at the end of the portfolio, in total. Each photovoice narrative is equally weighted.
There is a word count of 2000 words in total.2: Essay weighted 50%
2000 Word Essay2000 Word Essay from a choice of 4 essay questions