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GG2012   (Re)constructing Environments, People and Places

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 8

Semester: 2

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.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): If not already passed you must take GG2011

Co-requisite(s): If not already passed you must take 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.

Scheduled learning hours: 70

Guided independent study hours: 226

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 D McCollum
Module teaching staff: Team taught