This module builds on student learning within the autumn term and continues to introduce the discipline of Human Geography. The module examines the complex and changing relationships between society and space, specifically, how human social relations are constructed and reproduced spatially. The coverage of this module will focus on the salient expressions of social-spatialisation, for example urbanisation and the rise of mega-cities, agriculture and food systems , the changing role of regional blocs and nation states, transnational corporations and corporate power, and changing geographies of gender, class, and ethnicity and how these aspects are reproduced spatially at different scales.
Total contact hours: 22
Private study hours: 128
Total study hours: 150
BSc in Human Geography;
BA in Environmental Social Sciences;
BSc in Wildlife Conservation
Available as an elective module.
Method of assessment
Essay (2000 words) (40%)
Examination, 2 hours (60%)
Reassessment instrument: 100% coursework
Cloke, P. Crang, P. and Goodwin, M. (2014) (3rd Edition) Introducing Human Geographies. Routledge, London.
Daniels, P. et al. (eds) (2016) (5th Edition) An Introduction to Human Geography. Pearson, London.
Aitken, S. and Valentine, G. (eds) (2006) Approaches to Human Geography, Sage, London.
Plus selected articles from leading international academic journals such as The Geographical Journal; Geojournal; Geoforum; Environment and Planning D: Society and Space; Progress in Human Geography etc
See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
8.1 Understand the relationship between human society and how it is organised and reproduced spatially.
8.2 Evaluate the key drivers of the spatial constitution of society.
8.3 Understand the changing roles and relationships between society and space at range of spatial scales including locality, nation states and regional blocs and more generally in the context of globalisation.
8.4 Outline the main debates over the role of social-economic drivers of spatial change
8.5 Understand the key concepts of the changing geographies of gender, class and ethnicity and how these relate to the spatial reproduction of human societies over time.
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