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GG2012 (Re)constructing Environments, People and Places

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 8
Planned timetable:Lectures: 9.00 am Mon - Fri, other classes: 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm Mon or 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm Mon

An important contemporary focus within Geography is the reconstruction of physical and human environments, and the study of processes of environmental and social change in order to understand present-day patterns and explore future scenarios. Geographers from all parts of the discipline share a concern with how and why different peoples, places and bio-physical and social processes operated in both time and space. The different lecture blocks in the module on environmental management, ecological change, health inequalities, and cultural difference - explore these folds between time and space. The module prepares students for entry to Honours Geography, and, through a residential fieldtrip, broadens their geographic interests and skills in physical and human geography.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for all Single Honours, Joint Honours and 'with' Degrees in Geography

UG Pre-requisite(s):GG2011

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:4 lectures (x 11 weeks) + 4 x 1-hour tutorials, 2 x 3-hour practicals, 1 x 16-hour fieldtrip during the semester.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 70
  • Guided independent study: 226

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 60%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 40%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%
UG Re-assessment:2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr D McCollum
Module teaching staff:Team taught