1 x 2-hour lecture weekly
1 x 2-hour tutorial fortnightly
Enrolment not permitted
1 of GEOG2003, GEOG2722 has been successfully completed
Assignment(s), Examination(s), Oral, Tutorial participation
Topic description
This topic focuses on selected themes central to contemporary human geography— drawing on new ideas and innovations. It explores the concept of place through an investigation of social characteristics (the differences between groups and between people including class, race, gender) and how place is experienced at a range of scales from local to global. The inter-dependence of society and space in shaping the ways that places are organised, valued and imagined are examined by way of case-studies to illustrate concepts such as occupancy, access and exclusion.
Educational aims
This topic aims to provide students with:

  1. An introduction to key human geography concepts fundamental to understanding spatial differentiation between places at a range of scales

  2. An awareness of contemporary debates and developments in the field of human geography

  3. Opportunities to develop the capability to analyse social characteristics of places from a human geography perspective

  4. Techniques and transferrable skills including: research; oral, written and graphic communication skills; information management; and negotiation and leadership skills associated with group work.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Analyse human geography concepts to explain spatial differentiation between places at a range of scales

  2. Interpret relevant data to define social characteristics of places

  3. Apply their knowledge of contemporary debates in human geography

  4. Communicate effectively in accordance with good scholarly practice using oral, written and graphical formats.