This module, aimed at BA Geography students, builds on Geographical Foundations 1 to provide a more detailed introduction to human/development geography. At the completion of this module, student should have: A critical awareness of the temporal, spatial and ecological dynamics of global challenges; an ability to access the different influences on environmental and social change at a variety of different scales; an ability to evaluate differing geographical responses to contemporary global challenges; An understanding of the key concepts, theories and ideas within human geography.
The module is split into sections:
Section 1: Geographies of Global Change & Transition
Global health; human migration; world cities; urbanization; geopolitics; security; impacts of climate change; adaptation & migration; poverty, exclusion and resistance, transitions and transformations.
Section 2: Geographical Politics of Nature-Culture and Consumption
Consumption and branding geographies; nature, consumption, Paris; branding nature; celebrity geography; celebrity place; personal geographies; Christmas; the university and overconsumption; personal debt.
20 hours lectures, 20 hours seminars in Term 2
Module assessment - more information
2 hour exam (90%); In-Class assessments (10%)