Joint-honours information for 2017 entry

Skills and Concepts in Geography I: Becoming a Geographer

Module 002GR

Module details for 2017/18.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 4

Module Outline

Geographers’ unique perspectives on understanding the world in synthesis are critical to rising to the challenges the 21st century, from global climate change to the impact of economic and political change on communities. But what does it mean to be a geographer? What are the ideas and approaches that define the discipline? And, what skills do we need to become a geographer? Through tutorials, workshops and a residential field-class, this module equips you with the necessary subject knowledge and study skills to adapt to university-level study and to become a successful geographer.

Module learning outcomes

Identity and summarise knowledge and understanding of changing conceptions of Geography as an academic discipline and as a practice.

Demonstrate an understanding of the necessary skills and attributes to become a successful geographer.

Demonstrate good communication skills in written and oral formats.

Demonstrate an ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Essay (1500 words)Semester 1 Assessment Week 2 Mon 16:0070.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
Group written submissionT1 Week 7 100.00%

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


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

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn SemesterLecture2 hours111110101010
Autumn SemesterSeminar1 hour101010101010

How to read the week pattern

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

Dr Fae Dussart


Dr John Barlow

Assess convenor

Miss Emilia Roycroft

Assess convenor

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