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GG1001   Welcome to the Anthropocene: Society, Population, Environment

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 7

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: Lectures: 11.00 am Tue, Wed, Thu and tutorials: 11.00 am Mon or Fri

As the global population speeds past 7 billion, mounting evidence about resource depletion and climate change, and global economic inequality and social injustice, suggests current human development is unsustainable and that we are now living in the Anthropocene - an era in which human activity has, for the first time, become the dominant driver of environmental processes, and is causing unprecedented global change. The module shows how Geography, a discipline that draws on knowledge that spans the social and natural sciences and the humanities, is uniquely placed to understand our changing world. Its combination of lectures and tutorials are relevant to students across the University.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 lectures (x 10 weeks) + 3 x 2-hour laboratory, 5 x 1-hour tutorials, and 1 x 4-hour fieldtrip during the semester.

Scheduled learning hours: 45

Guided independent study hours: 155

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr T R Cowton
Module teaching staff: Team taught