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New student induction department of geography environment and development studies

______________________New Student InductionDepartment of Geography, Environment and Development Studies

innovative interdisciplinary

timely and topical

exciting and interesting

Globally relevant

Skills and employability

Not only classroom-based

Flexible learning


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Our BSc Programmes of Study

  • Geography

  • Environmental Management

  • Development and Globalisation

  • Community Development and Public Policy

  • We also offer a range of Certificates


Programme structure

Programme structure

Each Programme consists of modules worth a total of 360 credits, normally comprising 120 credits each at levels 4, 5 and 6.

Part time study normally takes 4 years


Programme content

Programme Content

All students study compulsory modules(level 4 or 5) to develop generic skills (examples include Global Environmental Issues, Community Action, Humans and Environment)

In addition, students pursue their own interests and choose option modules (level 5 or 6)(examples include Coastal Processes and Management, Gender Space and Time, Geographies of the City).


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Humans and the Environment (level 4)

Tutor: Dr Kezia Barker

Science and environmental risk

Public participation in environmental decision-making

Universities and Sustainability

The idea of ‘nature’

The creation of wilderness

Sustainable development


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Global Environmental Issues (level 4)

Tutor: Dr Diane Horn

Climate change

Sea level rise

Coastal erosion and flooding

Hurricanes

Tsunami


Human geography space and place in the contemporary world level 4

Human Geography: Space and Place in the Contemporary World(level 4)

Tutor: Dr Paul Watt

Indicative topics

Geographies of Food

Deindustrialisation and Globalisation

London as a Global City

Geographies of Childhood

Youth, Place and Neighbourhood

Gender and Geography

Cultural Landscapes

Field Visit – East London


Your tutor

Your tutor

  • There is a dedicated tutor for each year group of your programme of study

  • Your personal tutor is there to advise you on academic progress through your programme

  • Student services and counselling are there to help with personal issues and general issues about academic study.


Progression

Progression

  • You need to pass level 4 modules to progress to level 5

  • At level 4 the marks do not count towards your final degree

  • You are assessed through coursework and examinations

  • You must submit your coursework on time or a penalty will be applied


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Contemporary Debates in Food and Farming (level 5)

Tutor: Dr Isobel Tomlinson

Food security

Food sovereignty

Sustainable Intensification

Agroecology

Organic farming

Climate Change

Dietary Change


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Environmental Processes (level 5)

Tutor: Dr Sue Brooks

Atmosphere Lithosphere Hydrosphere Biosphere


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Social Justice – Level 5

  • Theories of social justice

  • Social justice dilemmas

  • Political and ethical thought

  • Nature of equality

  • Examining case studies

  • Options for policy makers

  • Taking this module will help students in public sector and community development settings, engage in debates regarding fairness, equality and justice in society.

  • Key readings: Craig, G. et al (2008) Social Justice and Public Policy: Seeking Fairness in Diverse Societies. Bristol: Policy Press; Sandel, M. (2009) Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do? London: Allen Lane.

Extract for presentationi/J Etienne, Bloomsbury class


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Coastal Processes and Management (level 6)

Tutor: Dr Diane Horn

waves

coastal currents

coastal sediment transport

beach landforms

sea level rise

coastal erosion

flooding

wetland loss

laboratory class: wave tank measurements

2 field trips: beach processes, coastal management


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Environment and Development (level 6)Exploring intersections between environmental management and economic development

Themes:

Environmental policy

Global environmental governance

Science and local knowledge

Political ecology

Social movements

Neoliberalism

Commodity chains

& detailed case analysis:- Green economy solutions & critique

- Biodiversity conservation

- Toxic waste trade


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Storms, Seas and Rivers: hydrology in the field

(level 6)

Dr Sue Brooks


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LandscapeChange: past and future (level 6)

Tutor: Dr Becky Briant

PAST

climate changes over 2 million years

sea level changes of over 100 m

large ice-sheets in Europe

rivers and climate change

FUTURE

climate change projections

sea level changes

glaciers and people

river systems and impacts on humans

laboratory class: fossils / environmental reconstruction

day field trip to the New Forest / Solent region


Cities and urban inequalities level 6

Cities and Urban Inequalities (level 6)

Tutor: Dr Paul Watt

Indicative Topics

Analyzing the City – From Chicago to LA

Ethnic Diversity and Segregation

Social Housing

Gentrification

Suburbanisation and Suburbia

Post-Socialist Cities

2012 London Olympics and Urban Regeneration

Culture-led Regeneration

Source: Paul Watt (2012)


Gender space and time level 6 tutor dr rosie cox

Gender: Space and Time (level 6)Tutor: Dr Rosie Cox

Syllabus

  • Theorisations of gender and sexuality

  • Gender, sexuality and the body

  • Gendering home

  • Gender, sexuality and the city

  • Gender, imperial spaces and temporalities

  • Gender, sexuality and nature

  • Globalization: the feminization of poverty.


Fieldwork opportunites

Fieldwork opportunites

  • Mallorca

  • North Norfolk

  • London based survey days

  • Dungeness

  • Chichester

  • Kew Gardens

  • Walton-on-the-Naze


Bsc geography

BSc Geography

Level 4

Humans and Environment

Global Environmental Issues

Human Geography

Basic Principles of GIS

Level 5

Environmental Processes

Environment, Economy and Society in Europe

Options at level 5 or 6


Bsc environmental management

BSc Environmental Management

Level 4

Humans and Environment

Global Environmental Issues

Foundations of Environmental Science

Basic Principles of GIS

Level 5

Environmental Processes

Environment, Economy and Society in Europe

Options at level 5 or 6


Bsc development and globalisation

BSc Development and Globalisation

Level 4

Humans and Environment

Theories of Development

Development and Globalisation

Actors in Development

Level 5

Environmental Security

Children Youth and International Development

Level 6

Race, Ethnicity and Development

Options at level 5 or 6


Bsc community development and public policy

BSc Community Development and Public Policy

Level 4

Introductions: Community and Local Government Studies

Leadership and Governance in Local Communities

Community-Based Project Development and Management

Community Action

Level 5

Social Justice

Options at level 5 or 6


Administration

Administration

For all general enquiries please contact

The Admin Team on +44(0) 20 3073 8000 or email [email protected]

Office hours are Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm (excluding bank holidays)

Individual Course Administrators are assigned to Courses and Modules, should you require more specific support. Details of all our staff can be found on the website www.bbk.ac.uk/geds/our-staff

You can access this presentation and other information on the GEDS website

http://www.bbk.ac.uk/geds/current-students

Further information can be found in the GEDS Undergraduate Handbook www.bbk.ac.uk/geds/current-students/GEDS-UG-Handbook-2014-15.pdf


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