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> Geography and the Built Environment
This subject module is recommended for students wishing to apply to the
following degree programmes: Geography BA or BSc, Architecture BSc, European
Social and Political Studies BA, History BA, Information Management for
Business BSc amongst others.
Geography involves various forms of knowledge from a broad range of academic disciplines such as the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and arts in order to consider contemporary global challenges.
It is an essential subject for anyone who wishes to work in a global environment, whether that be finance, accounting and resource management development and planning,
government policy. Many geography graduates can
also be found working in the cultural and media worlds as writers, journalists and broadcasters.
This module has been devised in connection with the UCL Geography department and spans from human geography to
environmental change and earth science. You will explore themes such as: historical geography, cultural
geography, the built environment, social geography of race, gender and sexuality, sustainable development geopolitics; and more.
Content and skills
You will be introduced to key elements of Geography and the
Built Environment and will study various types of interconnections between
people, places and the planet. Central to these studies are the understanding
of the key geographical concepts of space and place. These will be explored
historically and culturally through studying a diverse range of media and
Skills include: geographical methodologies and
practices, critical inquiry and independent research, self-reflexivity,
academic reading and discourse analysis. There will be several team based projects and specific fieldwork exploring London.
Typical locations include: the National Gallery, the London Transport Museum, Bloomsbury, the Olympic Park, the Houses of Parliament and the town of Margate (Kent).
Students will engage in individual and group work in lectures, seminars and field trips. In addition to the end of term tests and final exams, you will complete three coursework essays (known as Geofolios) in the first term, before you work on an individual Research Project (second and third terms).
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