|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminars / Tutorials||10 x 2 hrs|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Two extended essays (2,500 words each)||100%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Resubmission of failed assessments.||100%|
- Show a critical understanding of the key paradigms and approaches that have shaped human geographic research over the past 50 years.
- Demonstrate a reflexive grasp of concepts explored in this module, their interconnections, and how these concepts have been developed and used in human geography and related disciplines.
- Exhibit knowledge of a range of theoretical perspectives that are brought to bear on the construction and deployment of these concepts in geographical and related literatures.
- Express an individual understanding and position on: i) debates relating to key geographic concepts; and ii) wider debates and theoretical developments in human geography.
- Demonstrate advanced skills in crafting and presenting a scholarly argument in written form as well as in engaging in academic debate and discussion.
The module will be delivered in a standard seminar format, based on intensive readings and involving continuous student participation.
1. Introduction: Histories of Geography
2: Spatial Science and Numerical Geographies
3: Humanistic Geographies
4: Marxist and Feminist Geographies
5: Poststructuralism and More-than-Representational Geographies
Section 2: Practising Human Geography
6: Cartographic Cultures
7: Place and Performance
8: Scale, Belonging and Power
9. Ethical and Moral Geographies
10. The 'Doing' of Human Geography
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Some readings will discuss numerical analysis.|
|Communication||Oral skills will be extensively developed through discussion in seminars. Written communication skills developed through essays|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Students will be expected to undertake a significant amount of self-directed study, including extensive reading for the project essays. Students will be required to develop self and time-management skills and will receive guidance from the MA coordinator, the module coordinator and the coordinator of the session.|
|Information Technology||Students will develop their IT skills in researching and presenting their written work. In particular, they will be expected to make use of varied online resources (such as online library or archival databases) in conducting research for the extended essays.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Students will be expected to develop a series of transferable skills relating to oral, graphic and written reports, teamwork and time-management. In addition, students who wish to pursue academic careers within human geography will be encouraged to situate themselves and their own work in relation to concepts, theories and ideas that are presented in the module.|
|Problem solving||Developed through the two 2,500-word extended essays. These are independent pieces of work demonstrating an appreciation of connections between philosophical, epistemological, and theoretical debates in human geography.|
|Research skills||Developed through the two 2,500-word essays (see above).|
|Subject Specific Skills||Understanding and appreciation of the development and application of various theories and concepts in Human Geography|
|Team work||The module will involve group-based discussions and activities. Students will frequently be required to discuss concepts and ideas within pairs and within a group setting. The key skills developed here are listening, reflecting, negotiating and debating.|
Reading ListShould Be Purchased
Anderson, B. Emotion, Space and Society 'Affective atmospheres' Primo search Essential Reading
Harvey, D. (2006) Spaces of Global Capitalism Space as a Key Word Verso: New York Primo search Massey, D., Allen, J. And Sarre P (eds.) (1999) Human Geography Today Space and Place: Humanistic Perspective pp 444-457 Polity Press: Cambridge Primo search Peet, R. (1998) Modern Geographic Thought Chapter 2 Blackwell: Oxford Primo search Anderson B and Wylie J Environment and Planning A On geography and materiality 41 (2) pp. 9-14 Primo search Anderson, B. (2006) Environment and Planning D: Society and Space Becoming and being hopeful: towards a theory of affect 24 pp. 733-752 Primo search Clark, N. (2010) Theory, Culture & Society Volatile worlds, vulnerable bodies: Confronting abrupt climate change 27 (2-3) : 31-53 Primo search Cloke, P., May, J., and Johnsen, S. (2008) Environment and Planning D: Society and Space Performativity and Affect in the Homeless City 26: 241-263 Primo search Cresswell, T. (2010) Environment and Planning D: Society and Space Towards a politics of mobility 28 pp.17-31 Primo search Cronan, W. (1996) Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature The Trouble with Wilderness: Or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature pp.69-90 Norton: New York Primo search Gregson, N., and Rose, G. (2000) Environment and Planning D: Society and Space Taking Butler Elsewhere: Performativities, Spatialities and Subjectivities 18: 473-496 Primo search Haraway, D. (1988) Feminist Studies Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective 14 (3) : 575-599 Primo search Harvey, D. (1984) The Professional Geographer On the History and Present Condition of Geography: An Historical Materialist Manifesto 36 (1): 1-11. Primo search Jackson, P. (2000) Social and Cultural Geography Rematerializing social and cultural geography 1 (1) pp.9-14 Primo search Kearns, G. (2004) The Geographical Journal The Political Pivot of Geography 170 (4): 337-346. Primo search Massey, D. (1999) Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers Space-time, 'Science', and the Relationship between Physical Geography and Human Geography NS 24 261-276 Primo search Nagar, R. and Ali, N. (2002) Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography Collaboration across borders: Moving beyond positionality 24 (3) 356-372 Primo search Pile, S. (2010) Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers Emotions and affect in recent human geography 35 pp. 5-20 Primo search Smith, D M. (1997) Progress in Human Geography Geography and ethics: a moral turn? 21 (4) 583-590 Primo search Smith, N. (2007) Socialist Register Nature as Accumulation Strategy 43: 19-41 Primo search Sundberg, J. (2004) Gender, Place and Culture Identities-in-the-making: Conservation, gender, and race in the Maya Biosphere Reserve, Guatemala 11 (1): 44-66 Primo search Thrift, N. (2011) Environment and Planning D: Society and Space Lifeworld Inc - and what to do about it 29: 5-26. Primo search Thrift, N. (2004) Geografiska Annaler Intensities of Feeling: Towards a Politics of Affect. 86 B (1) pp.57-78. Primo search Valentine, G. (2005) Progress in Human Geography Geography and ethics: a moral geographies? Ethical committments in research and teaching 29 (4) 483-487 Primo search Whatmore S (2006) Cultural Geographies Materialistic Returns: Practising Cultural Geography in and for a More-than-human World 13 600-609 Primo search deBord, G. (2006) The Situationist Anthology Theory of the derive http://www.bopsecrets.org/SI/2.derive.htm Recommended Text
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(1998) Biographical Objects: How Things Tell the Stories of People's Lives Routledge: London and New York Primo search Hurdley R (2006) Sociology Dismantling Mantelpieces: Narrating Identities and Materializing Culture in the Home 40 (4) pp.717-733 Primo search Marx, K. (2010) Capital: Volume 1: Section 4: The Fetishism of Commodities and the Secret Thereof http://www.marxists.org/archive/,arex/works/1867-ul/chol.htm#54 Massey, D. (2005) For Space Polity: London Primo search Massumi, B. (2002) Parables for the Virtual Duke University Press: Durham Primo search Merleau-Ponty M (1981) The Phenomenology of Perception Routledge & Kegan Paul: London Primo search Merriman, P. (2007) Driving Spaces: a cultural-historical geography of England's M1 motorway Blackwell: Oxford Primo search Miller, D. (1998) Shopping, Place, Identity. Routledge: London and New York Primo search Relph E. 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This module is at CQFW Level 7