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SD3111   Home and Energy Geographies

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 10:00am - 1:00pm Thursdays (lectures)

An abundant and uninterrupted supply of energy underpins all of our everyday activities; it is fundamental to the quality of our lives. This module will explore the history of our energy use and how it is implicated in modern life. It will do this by exploring why we need energy, the nature of energy demand (e.g. we use more energy than ever before, and our energy demand is predicted to double by the year 2050), and the interconnectedness of energy and sustainability. This module will predominantly focus on domestic energy use (and therefore discuss notions of home, dwelling and domesticity), but will also link to international debates about energy and sustainability. Throughout the module, theories of social and technological change will be explored as a means to understanding transitions in energy demand.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must take SD2002 or take GG2012

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take SD3221

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: One 2-hour lecture (x11 weeks), One 1-hour seminar (x9 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 31

Guided independent study hours: 269

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 40%, 2-hour Written Examination = 60%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%

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


Module coordinator: Dr L A Reid
Module teaching staff: Dr L Reid