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. Students 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 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 will be covered include: Nationalism and Migration, Economic Globalisation, 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 social identities, human rights 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 skills of literacy, written and verbal skills, class discussion, group work and independent learning
LO6: Develop skills in synthesising bibliographic materials and critical evaluation of texts

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, 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:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning and teaching methods will include lectures, tutorials and workshops. Lectures and tutorials will provide the framework for understanding the module content using a variety of audio-visual resources, group discussions and practical exercises to foster student engagement. Tutorial tasks will require weekly preparation which will form the basis for class discussion and assessment.

Formative Assessment:
Tutorials will incorporate formative assessment and students will receive ongoing formative feedback as they develop their assessments. Each week the students will discuss a different set of texts to feed into their first assessment. This will involve formative assessment by incorporating a reading checklist that students fill in to assess each reading each week.

Summative Assessment:
The formative assessment will link to the summative assessment as a guide for synthesising materials. The summative assessments will consist of an annotated bibliography of 1,500 words [40% weighting due in week 10] based on the tutorial readings and a critical essay of 2500 words. [60% weighting due in week 14].

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
Report 40 2,6 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Essay 60 1,2,3,4,5 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

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