|Module Title||SOCIAL AND CULTURAL GEOGRAPHIES|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Deborah Dixon|
|Other staff||Dr Luke Desforges, Dr Tim Cresswell|
|Course delivery||Lecture||18 Hours 12 x 2 hours|
|Seminars / Tutorials||6 Hours|
|Assessment||Exam||2 Hours A seen 2 hour examination - answer two from four questions.||100%|
|Supplementary examination||2 Hours Same format.||100%|
The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the diverse fields of social and cultural geography.
Focusing on the themes of landscape, place and representation this module will critically examine some of the key issues and debates that have defined social and cultural geography and preoccupy its current practitioners. In doing so students will read both theoretical works and empirical studies of particular landscapes and places, and will explore an array of mediums including texts, maps, film, TV and cyberspace.
Module objectives / Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students will be able to:
a) describe the emergence, development, and key contemporary research agendas in social and cultural geography
b) discuss how concepts such as culture, landscape and place have been articulated within and without the broader academic discipline
c) outline and critically evaluate the diversity of methodological approaches available for the study of society, culture, place and landscape, and
d) show evidence of the depth of their reading and their ability to marshall an argument in written form.
** Recommended Text
Cresswell, T.. (1996) In Place/Out of Place: Geography, Ideology and Transgression.. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press.
Agnew, J., Livingstone, D. and Rogers, A. (eds.). (1996) Human Geography: An Essential Anthology.. Cambridge MA: Blackwell.