|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Essay (1,500 words)||50%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours (Seen exam)||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Essay (1,500 words)||50%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours (Seen exam)||50%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Identify and explain the key processes shaping contemporary urban change.
Evaluate the key processes shaping contemporary urban and rural change.
Apply a range of relevent theoretical and conceptual literatures to explain urban and rural change.
Evaluate the policy implications emerging from such changes.
Demonstrate the skills of critical reading, interpretation and evaluation.
This module examines the ways in which geographers and other social scientists have understood and explored urban and rural spaces, and the connections between them. These approaches are examined through the context of economic, demographic, social, and cultural changes over the past seventy years or so in both urban and rural settings. Such changes have often brought conflict around the meanding attributed to urban and rural spaces, and the people, values, and behaviour the 'belong' there. The module also considers how tension is namifested in different forms, and strategies for more harmonious coexistence.
The lectures are divided into four parts, bookended by introductory and concluding sessions:
Part I: Urban worlds
Part II: Rural resilience
Part III: Migration
Part IV: Conflict and cohesion
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Not explicitly, although this may well come into course content on occasion.|
|Communication||Yes; written communication skills for the assessments; oral communication skills through class discussions etc.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Yes, through practical sessions attached to the module focussed on supporting content and study skills.|
|Information Technology||Yes, through the production of the coursework and making use of VLEs|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Yes, with applied knowledge / employability-focussed practicals (2x 2-hours)|
|Problem solving||Yes, through course content (e.g. defining urban and rural spaces; examining policy implications)|
|Research skills||Yes, through engaging with current research to produce the essay and revise for the exam|
|Subject Specific Skills||Yes, engagement with current theoretical ideas underpinning current debates in urban and rural geography.|
|Team work||Yes, through small group discussions in class|
This module is at CQFW Level 4