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GEOS1002: Introductory Geography

This unit of study provides a geographical perspective on the ways in which people interact with each other and the physical world, focussing on the processes that generate spatial variation and difference. Students will consider the development and characteristics of natural environments across the globe, and will explore how these environments both constrain, and are influenced by, humans. In the process, they will learn about the biophysical, political, economic, cultural and urban geographies that shape contemporary global society. Each of these themes will be discussed with reference to key examples, in order to understand the ways in which the various processes (both physical and human) interact. The unit of study is designed to attract and interest students who wish to pursue geography as a major within their undergraduate degree, but also has relevance to students who wish to learn how to think geographically about the contemporary world.

Code GEOS1002
Academic unit Geosciences Academic Operations
Credit points 6
GEOS1902 or GEOG1001 or GEOG1002

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate a clear understanding of geography as an academic discipline, including an awareness of its history and development
  • LO2. demonstrate a familiarity with the core concepts that define the study and practice of geography while acknowledging the dynamic and situated nature of Geographical thought
  • LO3. apply geographical thinking to a range of complex environmental, economic, political and cultural issues
  • LO4. locate, critique and synthesise diverse views, information and sources issues relevant to environmental and social issues
  • LO5. resolve geographical questions by ethical means, applying evidence-based knowledge and appropriate research techniques
  • LO6. communicate geographical perspectives and knowledge effectively to specialist and non- specialist audiences using appropriately selected written, oral and visual means
  • LO7. contribute effectively as a member or leader of diverse teams working in geographical or multidisciplinary contexts.