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GG3301 Special Topic for Joint or Major Honours in Geography (Junior Honours)

SCOTCAT credits:10
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 9
Availability restrictions:Entry to a Joint or Major Honours programme in Geography.
Planned timetable:To be arranged.

This module is designed to allow Joint or Major Honours students in their Junior Honours year to engage with the subject matter of a selected 20-credit optional module in Geography (GG3221 - GG3289) yet balance the workload across the four semesters of their Honours programme. Students complete the contact hours of their chosen module but undertake a separate assessment.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for Joint Honours Geography and all 'Geography with' degrees

UG Pre-requisite(s):GG2011 and GG2012

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:Students undertake the lecture/seminar contact hours associated with any 3000-level GG, SG or SD coded option module, but do a separate assessment (4000-word essay). Weekly contact hours vary (with the option module taken), but the average scheduled learning across the range of modules available is 23 hours.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 23
  • Guided independent study: 77

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 0%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 100%
UG As used by St Andrews:Coursework = 100%
UG Re-assessment:Coursework Essay = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr R Streeter
Module teaching staff:Various