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Semester 1

The Nature of Geographical Knowledge (GEGR09012)

Subject

Geography

College

SCE

Credits

20

Normal Year Taken

3

Delivery Session Year

2022/2023

Pre-requisites

Course Summary

The course examines the history of geographic thought. It deals with how geographers have investigated and understood the world through theory in the past, and how they do so now, and considers the implications of those histories and practices.Please note this is a compulsory course for students on the Geography Degree Programmes, and Sustainable Development (Geography Pathway). This course is open to all university students, however priority will be given to the degree programmes listed here.

Course Description

The course introduces students to the intellectual history of theory in modern geography. It provides a grounding in theoretical approaches to geography in way that illuminates the intellectual history of the discipline. At the same time it teaches students how to choose between and use theoretical approaches with an awareness of both their affordances and their limitations. Please note this is a compulsory course for students on the Geography Degree Programmes, and Sustainable Development (Geography Pathway). This course is open to all university students; priority will be given, however, to the degree programmes listed here.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%

Additional Assessment Information

One degree essay (3,000 words) 75% Two reaction pieces on the discussion board (1,000 words) 25%Assessment deadlines:Reaction pieces - Week 8Degree Essay - early Dec

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