Module Identifier GG27720  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Dr Gareth C Hoskins  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Dr Peter R Merriman, Dr Rhys A Jones, Dr Michael J Woods, Miss Kate Edwards, Dr Heidi V Scott  
Pre-Requisite Intending Geography Single Honours and Geography Major students only  
Course delivery Lecture   Up to 10 sessions Preparatory and retrospective lectures (these may include lectures, practicals and language support).  
  Practical   Practicals / Field Days. Maximum 8 days (including travel)  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Combined: Assessment 100% coursework: research report 35%; group presentation 35%; Fieldwork diary 30%.  
Supplementary Assessment Students who fail to attend the field course without good reason will not be permitted a resit. Students who attend the field course but fail the assessment will be given the opportunity to resubmit assessments by a date to be agreed with the module co-ordinator for a maximum mark of 40%. Students whose reasons for failing to attend the field course are condoned will be permitted to submit a project for assessment of a type and by a date to be agreed with the module co-ordinator, for a maximum mark of 100%. 

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to :-


To introduce and explore a series of geographical themes in the study area, and equip students with the means to resolve the issues raised.


The module is taught through a fieldcourse in New York City. In some years, alternative destinations may also be offered. Subjects covered vary between years, but normally address key aspects of urban, social and cultural geography.

Preparatory discussions and practical classes in Aberystwyth will identify issues to be explored in the field, and contextualise them. Thus the amount of time used in the field for data collection and preliminary analysis is maximised. More formal analysis and presentations will take place on return to Aberystwyth.


This module is at CQFW Level 5