Geographical Research in the Field (Human Geography Overseas Field Course)

Module code: GY2415

In semester two of the second year, Human Geographers take a field course training module that culminates in a one week trip to a North American City. You'll develop skills in preparation for your independent project work, particularly that of the final year dissertation.This urban field trip to Vancouver is organised around themes including:

  • The politics of housing and gentrification
  • International migration and settlement in historical and contemporary times, and the impact of these processes on urban society
  • Vancouver’s plan to become the greenest city and what this may mean for environmental justice in the city 
  • Colonialism, dispossession and the opportunity for students to learn from indigenous peoples about their struggles against inequality

Learning

  • 7 hours of lectures
  • 15 hours of seminars
  • 60 hours of fieldwork
  • 68 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Group fieldtrip presentation (10%)
  • Group field blog (15%)
  • Individual research report (75%)