Module Details

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Title NEW HORIZONS IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
Code ENVS116
Coordinator Mr JAC Thomas
Geography and Planning
jac.thomas2@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2020-21 Level 4 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Aims

To identify key geographical factors to demonstrate how geography may influence and individuals health.

Utilise concepts including race, othering and exclusion and demonstrate how they relate to real world case studies


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) To identify key population trends in health and how these vary geographically

(LO2) Understand critical arguments about the role of geography in health research

(LO3) Utilise concepts including race, othering and exclusion

(LO4) Apply social geography theories to real world case studies

(S1) Develop reasoned arguments

(S2) Critically evaluate evidence

(S3) problem-solving and decision-making skills

(S4) self-reflective learning

(S5) good written communication and presentation


Syllabus

 

The module is divided into two main themes of geographies:

Health Geography

We tend to think of our health as influencedby who we are and how we behave. However, we do not live our lives in a vacuum.We interact with the environment around us; in the air that we breathe, thepeople who live in our neighbourhoods, and the shops and services locatednearby. This theme introduces the notion that our health is equally shaped bythe factors located geographically as much as who we are. It forms as anintroduction to the lively field of Health Geography, demonstrating the spatialfactors that influence our health. It also acts seeks to develop practicalskills and understanding, teaching you how to critically evaluate the evidencebase and make policy suggestions of how we can tackle the current health issuesprevalent in both the UK and the rest of the World.

Geographies of Identity, State and Exclusion

The theme will introduce key concepts throughwhich we will a nalyse how the concept of nation-states and national identitiesare imagined and contested. Introducing concepts of, othering, belonging andthe politics of belonging, we explore how national identities are formed,challenged, how they evolve. Four case studies are presented to illutrstate these concepts including: the refugee 'crisis', immigration in the USA, immigration in the UK, and muslim identities in Western world.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method - Lectures (e-lectures)
Description: There are 10 lectures in the module

Teaching Method - Seminar/Workshops
Description: There are 2 interactive workshops that will be delivering interactively to consolidate learning from each section of the course. Each will relate teaching to the specific assessments.


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 20

4

        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
Written essay (coursework) There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 2  -2000 words    50       
Written essay (coursework) There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 2  -2000 words    50       

Recommended Texts

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