The module aims to introduce students to field of critical development and issues related to poverty, inequality, injustice and policy. As a team-taught module, specific topics may change with occasional changes to the teaching team.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Abstract and synthesise information from a range of different geographical sources (B3)
- Understand the relationships between human processes in shaping physical environments (A2)
- Structure conceptual and empirical geographical material into a reasoned argument (B7)
- Assess the merits of contrasting geographical theories, explanations and policies (B2)
- Understand the distinctiveness of particular places and regions within the global mosaic (A4)
- Marshall and retrieve data from library and internet resources (C6)
- Analyse reflectively and critically literature in human geography (B1)
- Understand the discipline of human geography as dynamic, plural and contested (A7)
- Produce fluent and comprehensive written reports on complex topics (C2)
- Understand the nature of change in environments created by people (A1)
Specific topics change from year to year, but the following list is indicative:
Thinking geopolitically about global development
Nations and states
Territories and borders
Humanitarian aid and development
Alternative development pathways (post-capitalism)
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures, in-class exercises, recommended reading
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
Sara Smith (2020). Political Geography: A Critical Introduction. Black Wiley.
Themrise Khan, Kanakulya Dickson and Maïka Sondarjee (2023). White Saviorism in International Development: Theories, Practices and Lived Experiences. Daraja Press.
Marcus Power (2019). Geopolitics and Development. Routledge.
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