Conceptualising Human Geography 1: Space, Politics, Ecologies GEOG5004

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course provides students with a deep knowledge and understanding of conceptual debates in human geography and engages with contemporary debates in the discipline relating to spaces, politics and ecologies

Timetable

Normally Mondays 3:00-5:00pm

Requirements of Entry

Permission of Head of Department

Assessment

2,000-word essay which gets students to engage with debates relating to ways of approaching the histories and geographies of the discipline. -  35% of course mark.

 

3,000-word essay on Comparing Critical Concepts - 65% of course mark.

Main Assessment In: December

Course Aims

■ providing a deep knowledge and understanding of conceptual debates in human geography;

■ enabling students to undertake writing which develops their critical engagement with contemporary debates in human geography

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course the student the student should be able to:

■ discuss the history of human geography, and the historiography of how this history has been written to date;

■ analyse the different conceptual approaches favoured within current human geography;

■ discuss how these conceptual approaches have been applied and developed within human geography, and be able to discuss substantive studies;

■ discuss debates about the 'nature' of space, old and new, and explain their lineages within and beyond human geography;

■ to engage with contemporary debates in the discipline relating to spaces, politics and ecologies

■ provide evidence, through essay and dissertation writing, of independent critical thought

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Attendance at all seminars and completion of assessed coursework