Who is this course for?
This course is for students interested in developing and challenging their skills as a global citizen through examining and understanding some of the significant geographical and environmental issues of today.
No background knowledge is assumed.
What will I learn?
Possible topics are linked to current issues and a range of different world locations. Topics could include:
- Sustainable places: you will undertake an analysis of megacities around the world. You will be challenged to think critically and creatively about ways in which places might be better designed to meet current and future challenges. Through making informed decisions and making recommendations for sustainable outcomes, you will extend your social and ethical understanding, and critical and creative thinking skills.
- Technology and Mapping: you will analyse maps to better understand some of the problems associated with using maps as reliable tools and use different methods to find locations in contemporary society. You will problem solve to overcome identified problems.
- Fieldwork on a local issue: you will examine a local issue by collecting data, analysing the data using critical and creative thinking skills and then presenting your findings in a polished geographic report.
How will I be assessed?
You will demonstrate evidence of your learning through the following assessment types.
- Three tasks demonstrating geographic skills - 75%
- One individual Fieldwork Study - 25%
Last updated: 29 July 2021