Constructing Human Geographies (undergraduate module)



This 3S-led second-year undergraduate module is a core element of our BA Geography degree, and an optional module for our  BSc Geography and Environmental Sciences degrees. offering an overview of contemporary debates in human geography concerning sustainability and the environment in relation to society and the economy. The module is framed around key conceptual approaches in human geography and ongoing discussions about the discipline’s engagement with policy-makers and other societal actors. Topics to be covered include: localisation, alternative economies, race, gender, conservation, cities, food security, big data and energy policy. The module is taught using lectures and participative workshops.

This module is a compulsory element of the Geography BA and is optional for Geography BSc and Environmental Sciences BSc/MSci students in the second year. It provides students with a foundation in a range of contemporary human geography topics and debates which they can further pursue in level 6 modules Energy and People, the Geography and Environmental Sciences Field Course to Spain, and other social science level 5 and 6 modules, as well as supporting the development of ideas for the final year dissertation.

Module convenor: Helen Pallett,

With contributions from Gill Seyfang  Irene Lorenzoni, Tom Hargreaves and Jason Chilvers