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Title: ______________________ New Student Induction Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies


1
______________________ New Student
Induction Department 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

2
  • ___________________
  • Our BSc Programmes of Study
  • Geography
  • Environmental Management
  • Development and Globalisation
  • Community Development and Public Policy
  • We also offer a range of Certificates

3
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

4
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).

5
Humans and the Environment (level 4) Tutor Dr
Kezia Barker
Science and environmental risk Public
participation in environmental decision-making Uni
versities and Sustainability
The idea of nature The creation of
wilderness Sustainable development
6
Global Environmental Issues (level 4) Tutor Dr
Diane Horn
Climate change Sea level rise Coastal erosion
and flooding Hurricanes Tsunami
7
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

8
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.

9
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

10
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
11
Environmental Processes (level 5) Tutor Dr Sue
Brooks
Atmosphere Lithosphere Hydrosphere Biosphere
12
  • 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 Whats the Right Thing to Do?
    London Allen Lane.

13
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
14
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
17
Landscape Change 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
18
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)
19
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.

20
Fieldwork opportunites
  • Mallorca
  • North Norfolk
  • London based survey days
  • Dungeness
  • Chichester
  • Kew Gardens
  • Walton-on-the-Naze

21
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

22
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

23
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

24
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

25
Administration
  • For all general enquiries please contact
  • The Admin Team on 44(0) 20 3073 8000 or email
    geds_at_bbk.ac.uk
  • 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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