Postgraduate taught 

Human Geography: Spaces, Politics, Ecologies MRes

Conceptualising Human Geography 2: Geographical Engagements GEOG5080

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course will develop a critical awareness of geographical engagements within the fields of social change and social justice; environment and development; and cultural-historical processes. The course will assess the impacts of practical engagements 'beyond the academy' in Global North and Global South contexts, and assess debates about the politics and power relations of such engagements.

Timetable

Weekly classes

Requirements of Entry

None

Assessment

A 3000 word essay or equivalent

Course Aims

1. To develop a critical awareness of geographical engagements within the fields of social change and social justice; environment and development; and cultural-historical processes.

2. To examine the impacts of such geographical engagements beyond the academy in Global North and Global South contexts

3. To assess debates about the politics and power relations of such engagements

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

1. discuss issues of participatory democracy, social justice, and international solidarity 

2. discuss the role of geography in understanding political ecology and environmental conflicts/justice

3. critically evaluate different theories and practices of development

4. evaluate the implications of development praxis for gender relations and indigenous knowledges

5. discuss issues of performance, representation, embodiment and materiality

6. discuss the expression and experience of the past in the present.

7. discuss the politics and power relations of different geographical engagements beyond the academy.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.