20 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: GEO264

GEO264 or equivalent (as approved by the module convener)

Aims/Description: The study of social geographical issues in Europe is enhanced by experience of field research, and by the examination of particular problem topics in situ. Students taking this module will consider various topics (such as gentrification, ethnic minority segregation, housing developments, or issues in the use of space) through field investigation. The actual topics chosen will depend on the location of the field class. Work for the module involves the development of group projects, with students working in teams. These projects necessitate both quantitative and qualitative skills. Students' taking the module witl therefore have the opportunity to enhance a number of their transferable skills, including oral presentation.

Restrictions on availability: For resources reasons, the module will operate with a limit on numbers. Available to GEOU04, TRPU107 only.

Staff Contact: Dr Dimitris Ballas
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Laboratory work, Fieldwork, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work, Project work, 6 page Website / Presentation (20 mins)
WebCT resources are available for this module

Notes: In order to study this module students must have taken either GEO212 and GEO254 at Level 2 OR study GEO323 at Level 3.

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