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GG1002   A World in Crisis?

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 7

Semester: 2

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

Contemporary global problems such as pollution, biodiversity loss and population growth are critical issues for the planet's future and demonstrate the interdependence of social and environmental systems. This module unpacks the complexity of these challenges by analyzing different manifestations of 'a world in crisis' as questions of geography - shaped by geographic processes operating at a range of scales (from the global to the local). The module thus explores how Geography works as a 'world discipline' that is equipped to examine global problems from a range of human, environmental and physical geography perspectives. Teaching comprises a mix of lecture learning and project work on selected global problems.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass GG1001

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 lectures (x 11 weeks) 5 x 1-hour tutorials, and 1 x 8-hour field class during the semester.

Scheduled learning hours: 46

Guided independent study hours: 154

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