Module title: Social and Cultural Landscapes

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SSC09102
Module leader: Taulant Guma
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Social Science
Prerequisites

Examples of Equivalent Learning
2 yrs post-school learning, advanced diploma, some knowledge of social science and/or geography

2019/0, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Calum Neill
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. It is expected that significant independent study and individual field research is done for the module assessment.

Tutorials will incorporate formative assessment and students will receive ongoing formative feedback as they develop their assessments. The work towards the summative assessment is staggered throughout the course with key milestones to achieve by weeks 5, 8, 10 and 15. This allows for opportunities for formative assessment during each of these periods.

The summative assessment will consist of an independent visual research project comprising of a series of inter-related tasks. Students are required to select a research case study by week 5, conduct independent fieldwork using visual methods in week 8 in their selected urban site, present findings to class in week 10 and submit a 2500 word research report in week 14.





Formative Assessment:
Tutorials will incorporate formative assessment and students will receive on going formative feedback as they develop their assessments. The work towards the summative assessment is staggered throughout the course with key milestones to achieve by weeks 5, 8, 10 and 15. This allows for opportunities for formative assessment during each of these periods.


Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment will consist of an independent visual research project comprising of a series of inter-related tasks. Students are required to select a research case study by week 5, conduct independent fieldwork using visual methods in week 8 in their selected urban site, present findings to class in week 10 and submit a 2500 word research report in week 14.



Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 9
Face To Face Tutorial 9
Independent Learning Guided independent study 179
Independent Learning Fieldwork 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 30 3 and 6 10 HOURS= 0.10, WORDS= 0
Report 70 1,2,3,4,5 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module examines one of the most vibrant and contested issues within human geography. The module explores the meaning of ‘landscape’, how different people imagine and represent the landscapes they inhabit. The module incorporates a visual research project of urban space where students are encouraged to critically explore how urban landscapes are experienced and represented. Topics covered include: Landscape representation, imaginative geographies, Orientalism, natural and urban landscapes, mobile and healthy landscapes.



Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Develop understanding of the meaning of landscape and its theoretical trajectories
LO2: Examine the relationships between human society and the material world
LO3: Illustrate an awareness of the ways in which environments are learned, imagined and represented
LO4: Critically engage with the spatial differences and inequalities in everyday landscapes
LO5: Develop skills of literacy, critical writing and independent research
LO6: Develop verbal skills, class discussion and debating skills

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SSC09102 Social and Cultural Landscapes
SSC09102 Further Readings