Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Fieldwork in Human Geography

LEVEL 01 - Year 1 in Modular Undergraduate Course



DESCRIPTION A field programme led by two of the academic members of the Department of Geography The fieldwork includes four field trips carried out throughout the first semester of the first year of the study programme. These sessions will demonstrate skills and fieldwork covering different elements from the human geography component.

Study-unit Aims:

The study unit aims to provide the necessary field skills to first year geography students and includes specifically four fieldwork sessions dealing with various aspects of human geography, from settlement and urban geography to transport and economic geography.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- explain the various methods of fieldwork
- develop fieldwork approaches for various areas in human geography
- understand and appreciate the environment and the conflicts that exist through observation and field measurement.

2. Skills:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- work in teams
- collect data from the field using different techniques
- writing fieldwork report in a team
- conduct geographic analysis.

Reading List:

- Clifford, N.J. and Valentine, G. (Ed) 2003 Key Methods in Geography. Sage.
- Homes, D. and Farbrother, D. 2002 A-Z Advancing Geography Fieldwork Geographical Association. Sheffield.


Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Report SEM1 No 50%
Report SEM1 No 50%


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