Module Details

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Title THEORISING HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
Code ENVS416
Coordinator Prof PJ North
Geography and Planning
P.J.North@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2019-20 Level 7 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Aims

To situate contemporary Human Geography within the wider context of research in the Social Sciences;
To introduce students to some of the major debates of society, environment, space and place and the relationships between them; To introduce students to the different epistemological underpinnings in geographical research.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Gain a thorough understanding of the major themes that define human geography;

(LO2) Gain a thorough understanding of the epistemological underpinnings of different approaches to researching human geography.

(S1) Ethical awareness

(S2) Problem solving skills

(S3) Research management developing a research strategy, project planning and delivery, risk management, formulating questions, selecting literature, using primary/secondary/diverse sources, collecting & using data, applying research methods, applying ethics

(S4) Global perspectives demonstrate international perspectives as professionals/citizens; locate, discuss, analyse, evaluate information from international sources; consider issues from a variety of cultural perspectives, consider ethical and social responsibility issues in international settings; value diversity of language and culture


Syllabus

 

Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: Social Understandings of Space
Week 3: Placemaking
Week 4: Migration
Week 5: Tobler’sFirst Law
Week 6: Studying Segregation
Week 7: Population: the spectre at the feast .
Week 8: Valuing Nature
Week 9: Theorising Nature
Week 10: Feminist Geopolitics
Week 11: Challenging Development
Week 12: Debate: WitherGeography, Essay problem solving drop in.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Seminar
Description:
Attendance Recorded: Yes


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   22

        22
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 128
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

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CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
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essay on one of the seminar topics There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Second Semester  5000 words    100       

Recommended Texts

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