Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty of Arts

Geography (Joint Area)

(for courses commencing October 2019)

YEAR ONE

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

GEO1001 Cartography: Introduction, Development and Use 3 ECTS
GEO1005 The Geography of Populations: Concepts and Theories 4 ECTS
GEO1012 Introduction to Climatic and Biogeographic Processes 4 ECTS
GEO1015 Fieldwork in Human Geography 2 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

GEO1002 Applied Cartography: Design, Principles and Measurement Practicals 3 ECTS
GEO1007 Culture and Society 4 ECTS
GEO1010 Introduction to Oceanographic and Geomorphic Processes 4 ECTS
GEO1016 Fieldwork in Physical Geography 2 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 2:
26 credits in Geography
26 credits in the other area
8 credits in optional study-units

Total credits for this year: 60 credits

YEAR TWO

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to choose study-units to the value of 12 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

GEO2050 Historical and Political Geography 4 ECTS
GEO3085 Geography of the Maltese Islands 1 2 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

GEO2000 Geology 4 ECTS
GEO2025 Land Degradation and Rehabilitation 4 ECTS
GEO3001 Coastal and Ocean Management 4 ECTS
GEO3095 Pedology 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

BIO2010 Biotic Communities: Composition and Dynamics 4 ECTS
GEO2038 Remote Sensing 2 ECTS
GEO3086 Geography of the Maltese Islands 2 2 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

GEO2005 Physical Structure of the Mediterranean 4 ECTS
GEO2035 Geographic Information Systems 4 ECTS
GEO3027 Transport Geography 4 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 3:
26 credits in Geography
26 credits in the other area
8 credits optional study-units

Total credits for this year: 60 credits

YEAR THREE

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to choose study-units to the value of 12 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

GEO3004 Economic Geography 4 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

GEO2008 Geomorphology: Basic Principles, Methods and Applications 4 ECTS
GEO2009 Landscapes, Natural Hazards and Human Opportunities 4 ECTS
GEO2010 Environmental Impact Assessment 4 ECTS
GEO3021 Climate Change and Sustainability in the Mediterranean 4 ECTS
GEO3096 The Geography of the Rural Environment: Agriculture and Food Production 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

GEO3090 Geography Synoptic Study-Unit 1 6 ECTS (NC)
GEO3091 Geography Synoptic Study-Unit 2 6 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

GEO2013 Geographical Applications 4 ECTS
GEO3006 Urbanisation and Development 4 ECTS
GEO3022 Coastal Geomorphology: Physical Processes and Shoreline Management 4 ECTS
GEO3028 A Geographical Approach to Travel Planning 4 ECTS




Requirement for successful completion of Year 3: 60 credits, of which:
28 credits in Geography
28 credits in the other area
4 credits optional study-units

Requirement for award of B.A. Geography and in another area of study: 180 credits, of which:
80 credits in Geography
80 credits in the other area
20 credits optional study-units

This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2019 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) under the auspices of the Faculty of Arts.
 
Last Updated: 7 October 2019
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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