Module Details

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title Space, Power and Culture
Code ENVS434
Coordinator Dr B Evans
Geography and Planning
Bethan.Evans@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2019-20 Level 7 FHEQ Whole Session 15

Aims

The module aims to stimulate students to think critically aboutthe dynamic relationships between power, space and cultural change in relationto various political and social issues. Following a module introduction andcontextual session, the module then focuses on a wide-ranging set ofcontemporary perspectives on geographical thinking concerning power, space andculture. These range from thinking about knowledge as power; power and everydaypolitics; the body, surveillance and power and the power of the non-humanworld. Drawing on the research expertise of staff and case studies in both the Global North and South, students learn various social theories regardingpower and apply them at different geographical and temporal scales .


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) To gain knowledge of a wide range of social and geographical theories, from post-structuralism to feminism and anti-globalisation

(LO2) To understand the role of power in relation to cultural forms and in different scales, from personal bodies to international development

(LO3) To be to be independent in the process of learning by choosing the essay topics and working closely with academics

(LO4) To draw on evidence to support students' arguments

(S1) Problem solving skills

(S2) International awareness

(S3) Communication skills


Syllabus

 

Provisional module layout (depends on the availability of academic staff) Block 1: Powerful introductions 1.                  Introduction– Thinking with Power  2.                  Power in Geography  Block 2: Perspectives on Space, Power, Culture. This can change depending on staff specialisms. Core topics include: 3.                  Power and Carceral Space 4.                  Disciplined Mobilities 4.                  Transnational Mobility  6.                  Power and Everyday Politics 7.                  Pre-emptive and Affective Politics 8.       ;            Knowledge and Power 9.                  Subaltern Geographies 10.                Developing the power 'TO' 11.                Student-led session 12.                Review


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Seminar
Description: The seminar format will allow students to discuss critically in each specific topic.
Attendance Recorded: Yes


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   24

        24
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 126
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
An essay around the concepts of power and space There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :late  2500 words    50       
Discuss and write up an essay topic, agreed with the module lecturers There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessmen  2500 words    50       

Recommended Texts

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