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GEOG1011 Dangerous World

Module Overview

The module will look at the challenges posed to human societies living on a dynamic planet and how these societies adapt (or not) to a range of environmental and socio-economic hazards.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

To develop an appreciation of the challenges posed to human societies living on a dynamic planet and how these societies adapt (or not) to a range of environmental and socioeconomic hazards.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Utilise the concept of spatial variation to demonstrate knowledge and understanding
  • Utilise the concept of spatial variation to demonstrate knowledge and understanding
  • Apply geographical knowledge (including the use of remote sensing and geographic information science) to contribute to the sustainable management of hazardous environments
  • Know the distinctiveness of particular places and regions within the global mosaic
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding through international case studies drawn from a range of cultures and physical environments

Syllabus

The course will explore concepts of risk and vulnerability and how these relate to both our understanding of the physical and ecological earth system, and the cultural and socio-economic structures of society. We will demonstrate via research case studies, how by understanding human ecological and physical systems, we can adapt and/or mitigate the risk and vulnerability of human populations to extreme events

Special Features

The module will involve formative assessments and on-line practicals.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

See Learning Outcomes

TypeHours
Independent Study113
Lecture37
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

Library resources within the area will need to be enhanced in term of large group access to key texts. Datasets and models delivered online and formative and summative online assessments delivered with assistance of Isolutions. Library resources within the area will need to be enhanced in term of large group access to key texts. Datasets and models delivered online and formative and summative online assessments delivered with assistance of Isolutions

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework 15%
Coursework 15%
Coursework 20%
Exam 50%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Exam 100%
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