Joint-honours information for 2017 entry

Human Geographies of the Modern World

Module 001GR

Module details for 2017/18.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 4

Module Outline

This module explores the different ways in which geographers have sought to make sense of – and have challenged – many of the pressing issues that define being human in the modern world. Understanding that the world we share today is the result of cultural, economic, social and political processes past and present, we explore changing formations of these processes, examining the key concepts and approaches taken by geographers. In so doing, we reflect on and celebrate the important contributions of human geographers in helping to shape our future worlds.

Module learning outcomes

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of changing approaches to the study of human geography.

Identify, summarise and communicate effectively both individually and as part of a group the key concepts in the study of human geography.

Demonstrate understanding of the contribution of geographers to understanding cultural, economic, political and social change.

Demonstrate a knowledge of the underlying concepts and principles of human geography.

TypeTimingWeighting
Coursework100.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
Group PresentationT1 Week 7 (8 minutes)30.00%
EssayT1 Week 12 70.00%
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 hours111110111110
Autumn SemesterSeminar1 hour001010100100

How to read the week pattern

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

Dr Daniel Haberly

Convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/321250

Dr Fae Dussart

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/175386

Miss Emilia Roycroft

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

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