Undergraduate Course: Geography Fieldwork: Foundations (Human) (GEGR09008)
|School||School of Geosciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The Geography field course provides experience and training via the undertaking of project work in a variety of field settings. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of research and practical skills necessary to undertake field-based research.
This course is a week-long residential field course in Amsterdam open to 3rd Year students on single Honours MA/BSc Geography, MA Geography and Environmental Studies, and Sustainable Development (Geography Pathyway) students only.
This is a 7-day residential fieldtrip in Amsterdam.
Day 1: Travel to Amsterdam
Day 2: Orientation day
Days 3,4, and 5: Staff-led teaching days
Day 6: Student group research projects
Day 7: Student group presentations, and return travel to Edinburgh
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Fieldwork Hours 50,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
2,000 word project
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate an ability to make connections between theoretical concepts in geography and real case-studies, and an understanding of the relationship between geographical theories and methods
- gain a grounding in a range of methodologies used in human geography, and an ability to critically assess their weaknesses and strengths
- demonstraate practical experience of designing and completing a small research project using teamwork and collaborative research
- gain the ability to behave safely, ethically and respectfully within a field work environment
|1. Mak, G. (2001). Amsterdam: A brief life of the city. London: Vintage.|
2. Uitermark, J. (2009). 'An in memoriam for the just city of Amsterdam', CITY: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action. 13: 2-3, pp. 347-361.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Students will be able to demonstrate skills in field research, including collaborating with peers in groups and individually.
Students will also be able to demonstrate an ability to acquire and apply specialist knowledge.
Finally, students will be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Week -1, Semester 1 (the week prior to Registration week)
|Keywords||gegr09008,human geography,research methodologies
|Course organiser||Dr Daniel Swanton
Tel: (0131 6)50 8164
|Course secretary||Miss Sarah Mcallister
Tel: (0131 6)50 4917
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