To introduce students to social and economic change, cultural diversity and spatial organisation in cities and western societies.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Appreciate the nature of change in the environments created by people.
- Analyse the merits of contrasting geographical theories.
- Peruse knowledge in an in-depth, ordered and motivated way.
- Apply concepts of space and place to real-world social and political events.
- Catalogue the range of human geography concepts and key thinkers as they apply to social and urban justice.
- Critically interpret primary and secondary geographical texts.
- Understand the relationship between people and place
- Structure conceptual and empirical geographical material into a reasoned argument.
The module provides an introduction to two main fields in human geography - urban geography and social geography.
The first part of the module examines major socio-economic change and its impact upon both the industrial and 'post-industrial' city including issues of community, inclusion, territorial conflict and segregation.
The second part examines the growing cultural diversity of the advanced societies and its impact upon their geography. Topics for consideration include ethnic concentration, migration, LGBT communities, social polarization, the growth of surveillance strategies in cities and changing urban landscapes.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
The Module is packed full of examples, short films, and illustrations to help you think about how you understand different concepts of geography, as well as how you think, what you do, and who you are!
|Total study time||150|
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
Repeat type: Internal & External