An Introduction to Globalisation and Global Inequalities

Module code: GY1012

Module co-ordinator: Dr Margaret Byron

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module students are expected to: 

  • Have a clear sense of the importance of historical processes to explanations of contemporary geographical developments
  • Include the concept of scale in their analysis and interpretation of socio-spatial phenomena
  • Be aware of the geographical expression of socio-economic inequality, of the dynamic nature of this phenomenon and of strategies and movements to decrease unequal socio-spatial relations

This module provides an introduction and overview of key issues in the human geographies of economies, development and difference.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Lectures; Seminars; Independent Research; Independent Study (In addition to individual independent study, students work together in groups of 6 or 7 to create their posters for the first assessment).

Assessment Methods

  • Written examination (unseen) 
  • Written report with unassessed group work/poster element