Social Geography

Module code: L7016
Level 5
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Lecture, Workshop
Assessment modes: Coursework

After an introduction to the development of social geography, you focus on the interactions between social relations, space and place.

These connections are explored through the geographies of class, ethnicity, sexuality and gender relations (and the intersections between them), at a variety of spatial scales, from local to global, and both urban and rural. We include geographies of activism, health and ability and gentrification.

Module learning outcomes

  • An understanding of the main (often conflicting) approaches to contemporary social geography
  • An awareness of the basic patterns and processes of social change now affecting urban and rural areas in the developed world
  • Knowledge of the power relations and inequalities within society at a variety of spatial scales