The module aims to enhance students’ ability to critically evaluate material production and consumption issues in a wider economic, social and political context through a fieldtrip to Prague.
Module will run
Summer Vacation 2016-17 to Autumn Term 2017-18
The aim of the module is to enhance your ability to critically evaluate material production and consumption issues in a wider economic, social and political context. The fieldtrip involves you visiting the Skoda car plant, a crystal manufacturing factory and a Distillery/Brewery, where you will engage actively with the external world through empirical learning beyond the formal classroom. The experiences gathered during the fieldtrip will provide you with an opportunity to develop strong ‘geographical imaginations’ to understand the geographies of production and consumption and its complexities in a holistic way. You will be able to apply conceptual and methodological skills learned elsewhere in the curriculum to more complex field environments.
Module learning outcomes
On completion of this module, a capable student will be able to:
Critically evaluate material production and consumption issues in their wider economic, social and political context.
Apply core production and consumption geography knowledge in the analysis of specific scenarios
Effectively deal with complex ‘real world’ production/consumption issues both systematically and creatively and to make sound judgements in the absence of complete data
Academic and graduate skills
Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems and act as part of a team in planning and implementing
Identify and define complex issues and apply appropriate knowledge to their solution
Undertake independent/self-directed study/learning including time management
Reflect on the process of learning and evaluate personal strengths and weaknesses