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GG4201   Advanced Debates in Geography

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 10

ECTS credits : 5

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Core – available every year. Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module extends and provides a summation of work undertaken in the geography Honours programme, providing students with an opportunity to reflect on the scope and diversity of geography as a discipline and to think holistically about their own learning. The module is structured around a set of readings and seminars that encourage student to study and debate important contemporary issues and debates within geography (e.g. climate change, globalisation, the nature of social inequality, the interface between nature and culture). It is examined with a single three-hour examination comprised of a mixture of seen and unseen exam questions. These address the nature of geography as a discipline and the way in which geographical reasoning has or might be applied to significant contemporary issues.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass SG3201 or pass SG3202 or pass SG3203 or pass SG3204

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 6 x 2-hour seminars during the semester.

Scheduled learning hours: 12

Guided independent study hours: 88

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 100%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 0%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr S Leahy
Module teaching staff: Team taught