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First-year modules Global Environments

World Cities

examines how the complex interaction of earth surface, oceanic and atmospheric processes affects the distribution of different environments and species across the globe. The significant longer-term processes affecting the planet, from plate tectonics to climate change, are reviewed to identify current and future changes in the environments that we see around us today.

examines what makes some of the world’s most important urban centres distinctive, and the ways in which cities are represented and perceived. A range of cities including New York, Berlin, London and Los Angeles are studied to understand their role in a ‘globalising’ world.

Dangerous Planet Introducing Human Geography introduces the key ideas, concepts and debates of current human geography. The factors influencing the development of economies and cultures at a global level are examined.

studies the environmental hazards which have a catastrophic effect on landscapes and the people who live in them. The causes and impacts of floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, droughts and avalanches are analysed.

Landforms and Ecosystems

British Archaeology

studies the patterns of life at the landscape scale, from tropical rainforests through to arctic tundra, and examines the type and formation of landforms from deserts to glaciers.

studies the key chronological periods and cultural developments of British archaeology from early prehistory to the more recent historical era.

Archaeology: History, Theory and Method Imagining Places investigates the ways in which we know and interpret places and construct our understandings of the world. The module explores geographical imaginations through a series of case studies of different places and worldregions in the past and the present.

Geographies of Development introduces a range of themes covering our current understanding of development and how it is conceived in both the North and the South. Both historical and current perspectives on the development of countries in Africa and America are examined, with a focus on ethnicity, migration, equality and social dynamics.

introduces the methods of archaeological investigation in a variety of situations and reviews the means of analysis and interpretation.

Tutorials / Geographical Methods introduces the ideas and methods behind geographical research, using an integrated tutorial- and class-based approach.

Geobiology introduces the laboratory and field techniques required for the study of past environments.

Geoscience provides an introduction to laboratory and field techniques used in earth science, including geological map interpretation, rock and mineralogical identification, field logging and data gathering, and photogeology.



UG Geography 2011  

Geography Undergraduate study 2011

UG Geography 2011  

Geography Undergraduate study 2011