GEOG20140 Geography, Politics and Media

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module selects current affairs topics relevant to geography, politics and economics, and discusses how the mass media covers those topics, and how we can reach a critical understanding of those issues. Topics covered in the module have included: media theory, war on drugs, nuclear crises, the Arab Spring, and economic austerity, to name a few.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this module students should have:1. Developed an understanding of some of the main political economic events that have shaped the world in recent years, with a focus on current events.2. Understood what factors influence mass media coverage of current affairs and developed a critique of the media.3. Developed critical thinking and reading skills.

Indicative Module Content:

Topics covered may include: war on drugs, terrorism, media studies, etc.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The module will be delivered in person. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Intro to Political Geography (GEOG20080)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Final exam. 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Multiple Choice Questionnaire: Multiple choice questionnaire. Throughout the Trimester n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback is given to the class post-assessment and individually when requested.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Thurs 10:00 - 10:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Tues 16:00 - 16:50