|| GG23110 |
|| THEORY AND PRACTICE IN GEOGRAPHY |
|| 2006/2007 |
|| Dr Deborah P Dixon |
|| Semester 1 |
|| Dr Gareth C Hoskins, Professor Tony Jones |
|| Acceptance to a Single or Joint Honours degree programme in Geography |
|| Other core modules for Single or Joint Honours Geographers |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 8 Hours. 4 x 2 hours |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 10 Hours. 5 x 2 hours
|| Practical || 2 Hours. 1 x 2 hours |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Answer two from four questions based on lectures given in weeks 1-5 & 11 inclusive||50%|
|Semester Assessment|| Course Work: 2 x in-course assignments / projects based on work undertaken in weeks 6-10 inclusive
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours Resit of failed exam||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| Resubmission of failed in-course assignments. ||50%|
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this module students should be able to:
a) describe the historical, philosophical and methodological development of the discipline of Geography from a number of key perspectives
b) evaluate the appropriateness of different conceptual and methodological approaches for undertaking research in Geography.
The module aims to provide a robust philosophical and conceptual framework of the common heritage of the discipline of Geography together with a specialist appreciation of the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to contextualise geographical research in either physical or human geography.
This module reviews the key methodological and philosophical developments in geography and explores the ways in which these have been used in geographical research. It is divided into three sections:
Lectures 1-3, discuss the intellectual heritage of Geography as a discipline prior to 1950 and is followed by all students.
Lectures 4-9, develop two parallel streams of intellectual development in the subject - as a natural science and as a social science. B.Sc students follow a series of laboratory-based case studies which examine themes such as 'position fixing', the 'analysis of extreme events' and methodologiesfor field enquiries in physical geography: while B.A. students undertake a lecture and seminar programme examining the theoretical and methodological development of human geography from positivist spatial science to recent post-positivist perspectives.
Lecture 10, unites the year group in an exploration of the continuing engagement of geographers with the themes of sustainability and policy relevant research.
** Recommended Text
Cloke, P., Philo, C. and Sadler, D (1991) Approaching Human Geography
Paul Chapman. 1853961000
Johnston, R.J (1998) Geography and Geographers
5th. Edward Arnold 0340652632
Johnston, R.J (1986) On Human Geography
Livingstone, D (1992) The Geographical Tradition
Peet, R. (1997) Modern Geographical Thought
Rogers, A., Viles, H. and Goudie, A. (1992) The Student's Companion to Geography
Stoddart, D (1986) On Geography
Unwin, T (1992) The Place of Geography
This module is at CQFW Level 5