GEOG10100 People, Places, Regions

Academic Year 2023/2024

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.

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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
Place Creation
Political Discourse
Interpreting Landscape

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Autonomous Student Learning




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 In Module Component Repeat Offered
Attendance: Participation in tutorial activities - max 5% per tutorial

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


Essay: Assessment / Essay Week 11 n/a Graded No


Multiple Choice Questionnaire: Two MCQ exams Throughout the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No



Carry forward of passed components
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
Dr Jeremy Auerbach Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Geoff Boyce Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Andrew McCartan Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Andrew McCartan Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor Rosana Pinheiro-Machado Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Jonathan Turner Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Wagner Guilherme Alves da Silva Tutor
Rachel Bayer Tutor
Ms Sarah Foudy Tutor
Hannah Gould Tutor
Zikang Ji Tutor
Xiaolin Lao Tutor
Mr Nicholas O'Neill Tutor
Ozgur Oguz Tutor
Mr Dominic Robinson Tutor
Ruodi Yang Tutor