- Department: Environment and Geography
- Module co-ordinator: Dr. Jessica Roberts
- Credit value: 20 credits
- Credit level: I
- Academic year of delivery: 2024-25
- See module specification for other years: 2023-24
This module aims to broaden students' perspective and understanding of the impact of Human Geography research on key global challenges. It encourages critical evaluation of the way in which Human Geographers examine the spatial organisation of human action and the relationships between society and environment.
A pre-requisite for this module is the module "Geographical Perspectives for Environmental Issues"
|Semester 1 2024-25
Through a series of lectures, research presentations and seminars discussion groups, students will develop their awareness and understanding of the impact of Human Geography research in the study of key global challenges and critically evaluate current research via debate and discussion relating research to its scientific, economic, cultural and societal context. As well as developing the students skills in critical appraisal, this module also aims to enhance communication, leadership and facilitation skills through small group discussions based on cutting-edge research papers. Skills in communicating and applying research to meeting real world challenges will be further developed through the preparation of an impact assessment report.
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of emerging issues, research and research impact in the field of Human Geography.
Undertake analysis of complex, incomplete or contradictory areas of knowledge and be able to communicate the outcome effectively.
Evaluate and synthesise information in a manner reflective of the forefront of the discipline / practice.
Apply knowledge of concepts to the critical evaluation of research, advanced scholarship and methodologies and argue alternative approaches.
Engage confidently in academic and professional communication with others, reporting on action clearly, autonomously and competently.
Present work in a concise, accurate and engaging manner, clearly reporting the results of their research findings appropriately to a given audience.
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Seminar activity to discuss formative report
Feedback form for summative report
2016, Reed, M.S. The Research Impact Handbook. Fast Track Impact.
Various journal articles