Module Identifier GG25810  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr Sarah G Cant  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   20 Hours 10 x 2 hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours Examination - answer two from four questions.100%
Supplementary Exam2 Hours Same format.100%

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module students will be able to:-


Focusing on the themes of identity, landscape 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 explore geographical engagement with a variety of mediums including texts, images, music, film, and TV.

The module is divided into three parts. Part 1 asks the question `what are social and cultural geographies?? We will look at the separate histories of social and cultural geography and show how they have come to be thought of as one field. Part 2 explores some of the central themes of social and cultural geography ? particularly the concept of `landscape?, and the social categories of `race? and gender. Part 3 focuses on some recent work in social and cultural geography, bringing our survey of the sub-discipline right up to date. These themes are cultures of nature, the body and music.

Part 1: Histories
? Introducing Cultural Geography
? Introducing Social Geography
? Society and popular culture

Part 2: Central themes in social and cultural geography
? Geographies of gender and sexuality
? Geographies of race and ethnicity
? Landscape
? Imaginative geographies

Part 3: Recent work in social and cultural geography
? Cultures of nature
? The body
? Music


The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the diverse fields of social and cultural geography.

Reading Lists

** Essential Reading
Mitchell, Don (2000) Cultural Geography: A Critical Introduction Oxford: Blackwell
Valentine, Gill (2001) Socila Geographies@ Space and Society Oxford: Blackwell
** Recommended Text
Agnew, J., Livingstone, D.N., and Rogers, A (1966) Human Geography: An Essential Anthology Oxford: Blackwell
Crang, Mike (1998) Cultural Geography London: Routledge
Jackson, Peter (1994) Maps of Meaning. An Introduction to Cultural Geography London: Routledge
Pain, Rachel et al (2001) Introducing Social Geographies Arnold, London


This module is at CQFW Level 5