|School||Cardiff School of Planning and Geography|
|External Subject Code||L722|
|Number of Credits||20|
|Language of Delivery||English|
|Module Leader||Dr Jonathan Anderson|
This module provides a broad historical overview of the development of geographical thought, illustrated through the work and legacy of selected key thinkers from the nineteenth century to the present.
Within this historical framework the module will introduce the enduring intellectual themes and currents which have shaped the discipline. It will provide students with an introduction to the foundations of geographical thought and will show how theoretical developments follow from one another, as the perceived weaknesses in one set of theories give rise to another contrasting set of approaches.
The module will be delivered through a combination of lectures and seminars.
This module will:
Coursework 1 - Individual Essay
Students will be expected to demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of the need to: take into account different points of view and different modes of interpretation of data; enter into academic enquiry in a constructive but critical fashion; and understand the need for critical inquiry in the study of particular issues.
The module will provide students with the following:
Central to this module is the development of students’ ability to engage critically with the diversity of epistemological and theoretical approaches to geographic inquiry. This is assessed through one essay and one presentation which all students must undertake.
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