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GG3221 Geographies of Identity and Power

SCOTCAT credits:20
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 9
Availability restrictions:Offered on a two-year cycle
Planned timetable:2.00 pm - 4.00 pm Fri

Drawing on theories of gender and sexuality, this module charts how political questions about identity and power have become central to a broad range of contemporary issues. This module introduces key concepts in the theorisation of gender and sexuality, contextualises their development in the social sciences more generally, and applies them to a range of contemporary geographic issues including: power, segregation, inequality, representation and the political.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for all degrees involving Geography

UG Pre-requisite(s):(GG2011 and GG2012) or (SD2001 and SD2002)

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1 x 2-hour lecture (x 10 weeks) and 1 x 2-hour revision session.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 22
  • Guided independent study: 178

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 50%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 50%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%
UG Re-assessment:2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr M B Sothern
Module teaching staff:Dr M B Sothern