Core Module Information
Module title: Society, Space and Place

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SSC08100
Module leader: Taulant Guma
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Social Science


Description of module content:

This module covers some of the fundamental concepts of and current ideas in Human Geography. Political, economic, social and cultural understandings of space and place are explored. You will develop a critical understanding of the relationship between humans with their biophysical environment across a range of scales from the local to the global. The module is designed to provide you with a foundation in geographical knowledge and understanding which will form the basis for informed analysis, interpretation and concern about the interaction between people and their environments.
Topics that you will be learning about include: Nation and Nationalism, Migration and Citizenship, Economic Globalisation, Colonialism and Postcolonialism, Security and Society, Critical Geopolitics and Environmental issues.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Develop insights into the spatial politics of society
LO2: Examine the importance of geographical enquiry to an understanding of contemporary debates upon nationalism, migration, and citizenship.
LO3: Explore the relationships between the development of human societies and uses of the environment
LO4: Discuss the complexities of interactions between communities at global and local scales
LO5: Develop an understanding of colonial legacies in geographical thinking and perspectives.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Taulant Guma
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Face To Face Tutorial 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 170
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 100 1,2,3,4,5 13 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SSC08100 Society, Space, and Place