|| GG12610 |
|| ENGAGING HUMAN GEOGRAPHY |
|| 2003/2004 |
|| Dr Robert J Mayhew |
|| Semester 1 |
|| Miss Catherine L Edwards |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 20 Hours 20 x 1 hr |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| to be submitted individulally by specified deadlines spread throught the semester. Standard IGES policy on th late submission of work applies to all exercises. ||100%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| requires the re-submission of specified failed elements. ||100%|
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge of significant events, figures and contributions in the history of Human Geography
Summarise and critique the key points in contemporary debates in Human Geography
Position topics studied in other Human Geography modules in the wider context of the discipline
Demonstrate an ability to use and engage with a range of information sources
This module aims to provide BA Geography students with a context for their study of human geography through an introduction to the history and practice of the discipline, and to key contemporary debates within it.
Section 1 (lectures 1-5) introduces the course and examines: the conception of human geography, geographical description, and geographical explanation - in the era from Columbus's discovery of the Americas in 1492 to the birth of "Modern" human geography c. 1900.
Section 2 (lectures 6-8) introduces the ways in which contemporary human geographers observe, describe and explain geographical phenomena. Lectures will include discussion and illustration of the practice of geographical research and of the use of theory in human geographical analysis.
Section 3 (lectures 9-15) looks at contemporary concepts and debates about the place and purpose of human geography, including issues of policy, morality and political engagement in geography and examines non-Western traditions and discourses of geography.
Section 4 (lectures 16-20) situates human geography with respect to the humanities and the social sciences and discusses possible future trends in human geography.
This module aims to provide students with a context for their study of Human Geography through an introduction to the history, practice and key contemporary debates of the discipline.
** Recommended Text
Cloke, P., Crang, P. and Goodwin, M. (eds) (1999) Introducing Human Geographies
Arnold ISBN 034069193X
Holloway, L. and Hubbard, P. (2001) People and Place
London: Pearson ISBN 0631221336
Rogers, A. and Viles, H (2002) The Student's Companion to Geography
2nd. Blackwell ISBN 058205107X
Unwin, T. (1992) The Place of Geography
This module is at CQFW Level 4