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2018/19 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

GEOG2015 Career Skills in Geography

10 creditsClass Size: 250

Module manager: Dr Guy Ziv
Email: g.ziv@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2018/19

This module is mutually exclusive with

CSER2201Career Development 2

Module replaces

GEOG2065 STRAND 4

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Objectives

This module strives to provide students with:

- awareness of how the diverse skills possessed by geographers can be most effectively presented to employers

- enhanced understanding of the range of employment and other opportunities available to geographers, and how geographical skills can be used effectively in a diversity of workplaces.

Learning outcomes
- knowledge of the range of skills possessed by graduate geographers;
- awareness of how these skills relate to a range of workplaces and other activities

Skills outcomes
B Cognitive skills
B1 Abstraction and synthesis of information from a variety of sources
B5 Solving problems and making reasoned decisions

D Key skills
D2 Communicate effectively (in writing, verbally and through graphical presentations)
D4 Use information technology effectively (including use of spreadsheet, database and word processing programmes; Internet and e-mail)
D5 Identify, retrieve, sort and exchange geographical information using a wide range of sources


Syllabus

This module consists of 7 x 1 hour lectures that are delivered by the Careers Service staff, 4 x one hour lectures given by a wide range of potential employers and Alumni, and a 3 hour assessment event. The module will address employment and career skills (CVs, interviews etc); career paths and opportunities within a range of organisations. Some sessions will include visits from external partners.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
presentation13.003.00
Lecture111.0011.00
Private study hours86.00
Total Contact hours14.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

82 private study hours (a combination of independent reading and completion of assessment tasks)

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Assessment is distributed across semester 1, so there will be multiple points during the term when students will receive feedback on Assessments.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
ProjectGroup project pitch, 1500 word equivalent60.00
In-course AssessmentApplication: CV & Covering Letter0.00
Essay750 words reflection on employability40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 05/04/2019

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