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Geography 1: Living In A Changing World (Half Course) GEOG1007

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

Level 1 Geography course introducing human, physical and environmental geographies.


Lectures 11 a.m. Tuesday to Thursday; approximately fortnightly laboratories; approximately fortnightly tutorials.

Requirements of Entry

This is the 20 credit early exit version of the full Geography 1 course (GEOG1001).


A 90 minute exam at the end of semester 1 (60% ). Continuous assessment (40%) (includes 1 essay and assessed lab and presentation)

Main Assessment In: December

Course Aims

To introduce students through lectures, tutorials and essay work to the nature of:
human geography: issues of development and underdevelopment;
physical geography: aspects of climatology, geomorphology, and hydrology as interacting environmental elements in the past and present;
human and physical inter-relations: climate change, resources and sustainability;
key skills in geographical analysis through basic data collection, interpretation and presentation.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Subject specific learning outcomes
At the completion of the course students should be able to:

explain the inter-relation of processes in physical and human geography that produce our changing world;
describe key concepts (scale, resources, systems and environment) and explain their importance in developing a geographical awareness;
effectively employ new skills in geographical data collection and interpretation, and cartographic representation.

Transferable skill learning outcomes:

At the completion of the cour
se students should have developed the following skills:
oral presentation and teamwork skills;
the ability to construct a written critical argument based on library-based research and conforming to academic conventions in terms of citations and referencing;
numeracy, and the ability to handle quantitative data;
the ability to work to deadlines.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits