Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 30
ECTS credits : 15
Level : SCQF Level 8
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.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass GG2011
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
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%
Module coordinator: Dr D McCollum
Module teaching staff: Team taught