The module seeks to equip first year students with core geographical skills, both intellectual and practical, that are necessary for a successful undergraduate career in Geography.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Identify, locate and effectively use appropriate geographic and demographic information sources, including books, journals and online resources
- Build a reasoned and sustained argument
- Work as part of a team as well as independently
- Employ key study and learning skills in geography and demography
- Synthesise and present research findings
- Reflect on their own learning
- Articulate and communicate ideas effectively and with confidence
- Collect, analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources
Topics typically taught in this module include:
- Academic Integrity
- Academic writing skills
- Critical thinking, critical reading and assessment of data sources
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Teaching and learning methods typically include:
- group tutorials
- employability talk
- group work around fieldtrip.
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
Kneale, P. E. (2011). Study Skills for Geography, Earth and Environmental Science Students. London: Hodder Education.
Cottrell, S. (2013). The Study Skills Handbook. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Knight, P.G. and Parsons, T. (2003). How to do your Essays, Exams and Coursework in Geography and Related Disciplines. Cheltenham: Nelson Thomas.
In order to pass the module, students must obtain an overall mark of 40% or above. No particular elements must be passed in addition to this requirement.
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.
|Essay or problem question||100%|
Repeat type: Internal & External