Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Practising Geography

Module F8507

Module details for 2016/17.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 4

Module Outline

The aim of this brand new module for all Year 1 BA and B Sc Geographers is to provide direct access to the broad range of exciting ways Geography is practised in the research work of the lecturers and professors in the Sussex Geography Department. This unique access to cutting edge Geographical research is a great way in to studying Geography at university-level and is designed to run alongside the Study Skills work you will be doing each fortnight with your Academic Advisors, your first-year field-class, and the GIS Workshop in Teaching Block 2.

Module learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding of key areas of geographical practice

Enhanced ability to construct arguments, drawing on relevant research literature

Ability to reflect on learning through written assignments

Ability to conduct group work and enhanced verbal communication skills (through participation in interactive lectures)

TypeTimingWeighting
Coursework100.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayT1 Week 8 50.00%
EssayA1 Week 1 50.00%
Timing

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.

Weighting

Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn SemesterLecture2 hours111110111111
Autumn SemesterClass1 hour101010101010

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Dr John Barlow

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/278547

Miss Emilia Roycroft

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/214700

Dr Fae Dussart

Convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/175386

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