Geographic Thought GEOG4013

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course explores the major issues, debates and controversies involved in the development of concepts in geographical enquiry

Timetable

Two one-hour lectures per week during Semester 1 and a one hour tutorial weekly in  Semester 1

Requirements of Entry

Students should have completed Level 2 Geography at minimum of grade D3

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

Geographical Techniques GEOG4015

Assessment

One tutorial essay during semester 1 (40%) - and an essay examination in December (60%).

Main Assessment In: December

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable for Honours courses

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This course aims to provide a working knowledge of the major issues, debates and controversies involved in the development of concepts in geographical enquiry.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ describe the major issues, debates and controversies involved in the development of concepts in geographical enquiry;

■ critically discuss the major aspects of the discipline's conceptual history from ancient times to the present;

■ assess the relative merits of different conceptual approaches in Geography;

■ discuss within Geography the wider intellectual, scientific, political and environmental debates.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Not applicable