GEOG20140 Geography, Politics and Media

Academic Year 2022/2023

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

76

Lectures

24

Total

100

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

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Equivalents:
Intro to Political Geography (GEOG20080)


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Multiple Choice Questionnaire: Multiple choice questionnaire. Throughout the Trimester n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No

33

Assignment: Essay-based assignment. Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No

67


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
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.
 
Spring
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Thurs 12:00 - 12:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Tues 11:00 - 11:50
Spring