GEOG10100 People, Places, Regions

Academic Year 2021/2022

People, Places, Regions introduces students to the field of Human Geography, which is the study of the dynamic relations between people and places. In this module, our aim is to gain an understanding of such complex processes as globalization and development, and the regional disparities in prosperity and inequality that result from these. The discussion will evolve around the three main themes of economic, political, and social actions, all of which significantly shape the spatial organization of human activities. The module will present a general overview of the discipline, provide the opportunity to develop independent critical thinking skills, and offer insight into practical skills and tools that can be applied to a wide range of research settings. Overall, People, Places, Regions supplies the foundation for further, more topic specific, modules that focus on the spatial analysis of political and socio-economic phenomena at later stages.

Show/hide contentOpenClose All

Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this module, students will:
1. Be familiar with major concepts and approaches in contemporary human geography;
2. Understand the aspects that shape the spatial organization of economic, political, and social processes in an increasingly globalized world; and
3. Have developed critical reading and writing skills.

Indicative Module Content:

Issues relating to:

Population Growth and Distribution
Food Security
Urbanisation
Place Creation
Political Discourse
Interpreting Landscape

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

24

Tutorial

3

Autonomous Student Learning

73

Total

100

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Formal lectures, tutorial activities, debates, projects, discussion 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Essay: Assessment / Essay Week 11 n/a Graded No

50

Multiple Choice Questionnaire: Two MCQ exams These will be held in Weeks 6 and 12. Throughout the Trimester n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No

30

Attendance: Participation in tutorial activities - max 5% per tutorial

4 Tutorials will take place
Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

20


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Group feedback on MCQs, Feedback in Tutorials, One-on-one feedback available with (a) tutor and (b) module co-ordinator

Name Role
Ms Sarah Foudy Tutor
Elgar Kamjou Tutor
Andrew McCartan Tutor
Ms Rakshita Paul Tutor
Mr Francesco Ventura Tutor
Ann-Kathrin Ziegler Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Spring
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Mon 10:00 - 10:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Tues 15:00 - 15:50
Tutorial Offering 1 Week(s) - 22, 24, 29 Mon 11:00 - 11:50
Tutorial Offering 2 Week(s) - 22, 24, 29 Mon 13:00 - 13:50
Tutorial Offering 3 Week(s) - 22, 24, 29 Mon 14:00 - 14:50
Tutorial Offering 4 Week(s) - 22, 24, 29 Mon 15:00 - 15:50
Tutorial Offering 5 Week(s) - 22, 24, 29 Tues 10:00 - 10:50
Tutorial Offering 6 Week(s) - 22, 24, 29 Tues 11:00 - 11:50
Tutorial Offering 7 Week(s) - 22, 24, 29 Tues 12:00 - 12:50
Tutorial Offering 8 Week(s) - 22, 24, 29 Tues 13:00 - 13:50
Tutorial Offering 9 Week(s) - 22, 24, 29 Wed 15:00 - 15:50
Tutorial Offering 10 Week(s) - 22, 24, 29 Wed 10:00 - 10:50
Tutorial Offering 11 Week(s) - 22, 24, 29 Thurs 09:00 - 09:50
Tutorial Offering 12 Week(s) - 22, 24, 29 Wed 13:00 - 13:50
Tutorial Offering 13 Week(s) - 22, 24, 29 Wed 14:00 - 14:50
Tutorial Offering 15 Week(s) - 22, 24, 29 Thurs 10:00 - 10:50
Tutorial Offering 16 Week(s) - 22, 24, 29 Thurs 11:00 - 11:50
Tutorial Offering 17 Week(s) - 22, 24, 29 Thurs 12:00 - 12:50
Tutorial Offering 18 Week(s) - 22, 24, 29 Thurs 13:00 - 13:50
Tutorial Offering 20 Week(s) - 22, 24, 29 Thurs 14:00 - 14:50
Spring