(Award available for year: Bachelor of Arts)
On completion of the programme students should have provided evidence of having:- an advanced understanding of human social, economic, political and cultural systems from a spatial and/or environmental perspective;- an understanding of geography's intellectual development and important theoretical perspectives applied in the study of space, place and the environment;- a critical appreciation of the practical contributions made by geographers to debates and policy on societal and environmental issues, and an understanding of their potential for continuing such contributions;- the critical skills necessary to engage with ideas in the social sciences and humanities; and to employ these ideas as a basis for their own research; - skills in the use of geographical information systems, and the application of qualitative and quantitative analysis to geographical study;- skills in teamwork, investigation, presentation and communication.
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire:- the transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment related to human geography; - the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility;- the deployment of decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situations;- the communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences;- the ability to undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature.
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:- demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects of human geography;- work that draws on a wide variety of material;- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;- evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in depth enquiry within human geography;- work that is typically both evaluative and creative.