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Geographical Perspectives for Environmental Issues - ENV00034C

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  • Department: Environment and Geography
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Eleanor Jew
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: C
  • Academic year of delivery: 2023-24
    • See module specification for other years: 2024-25

Module summary

This module introduces a variety of concepts and skills that form the basis of human geography. It will explore how these concepts can be utilised within an interdisciplinary approach to tackle global challenges. This module provides foundational knowledge for the rest of the Human Geography and Environment degree.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 1 2023-24

Module aims

This module introduces the building blocks of human geography that will underpin your understanding of this broad discipline for the rest of your degree. As you learn about the different concepts in human geography you will also develop a range of skills, such as time management and communication skills, the ability to actively participate in group activities, and presenting information for a diverse audience.

Module learning outcomes

On completion of this module a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate subject-specific knowledge across a diverse range of human geography sub-disciplines.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of key human geography concepts, theories, and approaches.
  • Apply human geography concepts, theories, and debates to environmental and social issues.


Task Length % of module mark
N/A 50
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
N/A 50

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Open Exam (1 day)
Open Exam
N/A 100

Module feedback

Written feedback on assessments. Ongoing verbal feedback provided throughout the module.

Indicative reading

Cloke, P., Crang, P., & Goodwin, M. (2013). Introducing human geographies. Routledge.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.