Module Identifier GG38110  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr Geoff Duller  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Other staff Dr Richard M Lucas  
Co-Requisite Normally Single or Joint Honours Geography  
Mutually Exclusive DA38110  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials    
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Methods of assessment: 100% Continuous assessment. (60% academic course work, 20% study skills, 20% overall performance). In order to pass the module students must complete and submit all 4 assignments required for assessment. Students should note that attendance at tutorials is compulsory, as is submission of work by the deadline set by the tutor. Any absences should be agreed with the tutor in advance, and illness immediately notified to him/her. Unexplained absence will result in the initiation of disciplinary procedures. Late submission of assignments without good cause and without prior approval of the tutor will result in imposition of the late submission penalties set out in the Geography Handbook.100%
Supplementary Assessment Students who fail the module will normally be allowed a resit, which will involve the resubmission of failed assignments and the submission of any assignments which were not submitted. Marks for assignments already assessed at 40% or more will be carried forward. In the absence of extenuating circumstances (eg illness), the maximum mark available on assignments submitted for resit will be 40%. 

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module students should have demonstrated the ability to:-


The Level 3 tutorial module is obligatory for 3rd year students following Single and Joint Honours degree schemes in Geography. It may be taken by other students only by special arrangement with the Module Coordinator. It provides a basis for close and regular supervisory contact with students throughout the year.

It has three specific objectives. First, as a source of close, working contact, it will address the general academic and pastoral problems confronted by students during the year. Second, each Geography Tutorial Module is designed to have its own independent academic syllabus. At Level 3, this will focus on the most recent academic findings in the discipline and explore geographical perspectives on topical issues and events. It provides students with the opportunity to link current events and debates which arise during the year to their academic geographical context and to appreciate and evaluate both the substance and the distinctiveness of their discipline. Third, it will address a defined syllabus of study skills, enabling students to cope more effectively with the demands of academic study, develop transferable skills, and enable them to exploit more fully the possibilities offered by our programme.


The academic course work of the Level 3 Tutorial Module will involve an examination of the most recent academic findings in the discipline and the appreciation of a geographical perspective on topical issues and events, encouraging students to explore how issues and events that arise during the year can be linked to a context of geographical debate and contribute to the substance of geographical enquiry. In this respect, its precise content will be responsive and changing reflecting the dynamism of geographical scholarship. This academic content will be developed through three pieces of written work, all of which will be used for assessment. The assignments are both formative and summative and students should expect feedback from the tutor after each piece of work on how they may improve subsequent submissions.


The transferable and study skills covered by the Level 3 Tutorial Module will cover some or all of the following:

These skills will be developed through one assignment, the content to be decided by the tutor.

A student's overall performance in the tutorial module, including discussions and oral presentations, will also be used to generate a mark for assessment. In arriving at this mark, staff will take into account a student's own self-assessment of his or her performance.

The module mark is therefore the mean of 3 academic course work marks, 1 study skills mark, and 1 mark for overall performance (based in part on a personal review of the year with the tutor), each of the components contribute 20% to the assessment.

Please see the appropriate section of the Geography Handbook for information on procedures for submission and return of tutorial assignments.


This module is at CQFW Level 6