Module Details

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Title UNDERSTANDING PLACE
Code ENVS105
Coordinator Dr TE Moore
Geography and Planning
Thomas.Moore@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2020-21 Level 4 FHEQ Whole Session 15

Aims

Introduce and develop the skills needed by students and practitioners of planning.

Develop the students’ understanding of a city through a field study, planning policy, planning practice and academic planning studies.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Demonstrate their understanding of place through a field study.

(LO2) Demonstrate their understanding of and ability to analyse academic papers, policy reports and documents.

(LO3) Demonstrate basic GIS interpretation and analysis techniques.

(LO4) Appreciate how the skills developed in the module can improve employability in an academic and practice setting.

(S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - written

(S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Academic writing (inc. referencing skills)

(S3) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Report writing

(S4) GIS and other practical skills necessary for planning


Syllabus

 

The module is delivered via amixture of practical sessions, lectures, seminars and tutorials.

Topics that will be covered include:

Understanding how different documents contribute to different understandings of place

Analysing key academic and practice-based document

The importance of referencing and academic integrity for academic work Geographical Information Systems (GIS) 

Appreciation of skills with respect to employability


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - e-Lecture
Description:
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method 2 - Tutorial
Description:
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method 3 - Laboratory Work
Description:
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: Shared GIS practicals with other ENVS10X modules

Teaching Method 4 - Field Work
Description:
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: 6 hour field day in semester 1

Teaching Method 5 - Seminars
Description:
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Lectures will be delivered online to comply with COVID-19 guidelines. On-campus tutorials/field classes are being delivered to supplement these in recognition of the benefits of face-to-face (synchronous) teaching.


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours     12

8

6

3

29
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 121
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
Assessment 2: GIS There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 1  2,000 words (or equi    25       
Academic Integrity Test There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :To be completed by the end o  Online Academic Inte         
Assessment 1: Essay There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 1  1500 written words    25       
Assessment 3: Report There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 2  2500 written words    45       

Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.