GEG-20015 - Space and Society
Coordinator: Daniel N Allen Room: WSF11 Tel: +44 1782 7 34961
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733615

Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2022/23

This module is concerned with the interrelationship between space, culture and society. Drawing together theoretical perspectives and empirical case-study examples, the module explores how societal relationships and formations shape spaces and places, whilst they are also shaped by them. Attention will be given to the built environment in terms of both public and private spheres.

The course will develop students' understanding of debates in Geography, Sociology and the wider social sciences concerning the relationship between space and society.
The course develops students' ability to understand and explore conceptual thinking surrounding society and space within Geography and in the analysis of empirical and contemporary examples.
Through a written assignment students will practice communicating their research and responses to a wider audience.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

demonstrate a detailed knowledge of developments in geographical, sociological and political thinking with regards to a conceptual understanding of space and society: 1,2
evaluate the different conceptual approaches discussed and select their appropriate use for analysing case-study examples: 1,2
select and interrogate relevant literature concerning space and society, and communicate their findings in written form with reference to broader debates within Geography and related disciplines: 1,2

Study hours

20 x 1 hour lectures
40 hours essay preparation
50 hours independent study
40 hours theoretical framework portfolio preparation

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Essay weighted 50%
2000 word essay
Choice of one from three essay questions based on three key themes from lecture series.

2: Portfolio weighted 50%
Theoretical Framework Portfolio
2,500 words theoretical framework portfolio made up of three entries based on the three key themes of the lecture series.