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By the end of this module, students should have:
1. Applied previous learning and critical thinking to a new international context.
2. Developed an awareness of key challenges facing a global city in Europe;
3. Critically assessed challenges in Dublin in comparative perspective;
4. Enhanced independent research, communication and critical fieldwork skills.
This is a field-based module that integrates knowledge and allows students to develop in-depth knowledge of a key urban theme they are interested in. The content is driven by the student cohort in any particular theme. Key topics of interest are usually based on what topics students are focusing on for their dissertations.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
|Field Trip/External Visits||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Project: A research poster focusing on one borough in London highlighting its demographic, social, economic and environmental profile.||Week 4||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Presentation: A 10-minute presentation on a theme of your choice related to London that is fully referenced and well researched.||Week 7||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Fieldwork: A field notebook comprising key exercises undertaken in the field||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Pass/Fail Grade Scale||No||
|Essay: A final 3500 word essay integrating the key ideas developed through the field course in comparative perspective||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Remediation Type||Remediation Timing|
|Repeat (CFP)||Within Three Semesters|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
This is an iterative and highly interactive class. There will be a range of opportunities provided throughout the module for informal feedback on the range of activities and students will develop their focus topics in consultation with the module coordinator. Students will also receive written feedback on assignments submitted for grading.