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GG3273   Scrutinising Segregation: Geographies of Diversity and Inequality

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 11:00am - 1:00pm Wednesday

Is Britain residentially segregated? How do we know this? What social and population processes shape segregation? Along what lines (race, religion, class) is segregation considered? Why does segregation matter? How has the question of the patterning of where people live become connected to international relations and national security? Through consideration of these questions we will think critically about diversity and inequality, and how these salient social themes have been thought about academically and politically. We will examine the evidence on segregation and how this has been appropriated and misappropriated, and we will discover what Geographers can contribute, conceptually and methodologically, to these debates.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 1-hour seminar (x 11 weeks), 1 x 1-hour lecture (x 11 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 176

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 = 60%, Coursework = 40%


Module coordinator: Professor N Finney
Module teaching staff: Dr N Finney