Geographies of Global Change
SCQF level 8
Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 30
ECTS credits : 15
Level : SCQF level 8
Geography is the study of the world around us, and how it is changing and has changed. The module encourages students to think 'geographically' about particular physical and human dimensions of global change: environmental, atmospheric, hydrological, geomorphological and palaeoecological change; and demographic and economic change. These geographical themes will be framed by a discussion of the nature and evolution of geography as a discipline, and how thinking 'geographically' involves understanding the operation of and interactions between complex bio-physical and social processes. The module explores how the geographer views such processes through the conceptual lenses of time, space, context, scale and variation, and using field, laboratory and model-based methods. Classroom instruction is complemented by lab work which develops key skills in cartography and Geographic Information Science.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass GG1001 and pass GG1002
Weekly contact: 4 lectures (x 10 weeks), 4 x 1 hour tutorials, 1 x 8 hours fieldtrip, 2 x 2 hour practicals during the semester.
Scheduled learning hours: 56
Guided independent study hours: 244
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 40%, Practical Examination = 15%, Coursework = 45%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 40%
Practical examinations : 15%
Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%