Natural Sciences

Geography within Natural Sciences 2014-2015

This pages consists of modules available to Natural Sciences students, Joint-Honours regulations and general advice (which includes links to Departmental advice.)

The following lists the module code and the title of each module by the level of each module - clicking on the link will take you to further details listed in the Faculty Handbooks.

The last digit of the module code indicates whether the module is single, double or triple. The level indicates the year in which modules are normally taken, but it is often the case that students take modules from the adjacent level beneath the year of study. Visit the Subjects page for the general overarching rules and structure.

Please note that the modules on offer and the requirements for progression can change from year to year and that the only combinations of modules that are guaranteed to fit in the timetable are those splits between the two departments on an approved Joint Honours (MSci and BSc). 

Within Natural Sciences, Geography has BSc Joint-Honours programmes with: Biology; Earth Sciences; Mathematics; Psychology.

In students' final year, Year 3 students are required to take no less than 20 credits and no more than 60 credits Capstone Modules. These modules are denoted with G

Geography modules available to Natural Sciences students

Level 1 modules

Environment And Society (GEOG1061)
Human Geography: Space And Place In A Changing World (GEOG1071)
Physical Geography (GEOG1081)
Introduction To Geographical Research (ba) (GEOG1222)
Introduction To Geographical Research (bsc) (GEOG1232)
Geographies Of Crisis (GEOG1241)
Understanding Earth' Challenges (GEOG1251)

Level 2 modules

Scientific Research In Geography (GEOG2462)
Social Research In Geography (GEOG2472)
Urban Geography (GEOG2511)
Fluvial Systems (GEOG2521)
Glaciers And Glaciation (GEOG2531)
Geographies Of Development (GEOG2541)
Environmental Processes And Governance (GEOG2551)
Social And Cultural Geography (GEOG2561)
Global Environmental Change (GEOG2571)
Political Geography (GEOG2581)
Gis And Remote Sensing (GEOG2591)
Mountain Landscapes (GEOG2611)
Theory And Concepts In Contemporary Human Geography (GEOG2621)
Economic Geography (GEOG2641)
Geochemistry Of The Environment (GEOG2651)

Level 3 modules

Sea-level Change And Coastal Evolution (GEOG3191)
Dissertation In Geography AG (GEOG3232)
Environmental Remote Sensing (GEOG3261)
Geographies Of Everyday Life (GEOG3367)
Dissertation (double Module) In Geography BG (GEOG3432)
River Dynamics (GEOG3461)
Philosophy And Geography (GEOG3481)
Environmental Processes And Change: Field Case Studies (GEOG3491)
Urban Change In Europe (GEOG3501)
The Quaternary Of Glaciated Regions (GEOG3511)
Territory And Geopolitics (GEOG3581)
Natural Hazards In A Vulnerable World (GEOG3621)
Geographies Of Health And Health Care (GEOG3631)
Oceans Past And Present (GEOG3641)
Politics/space: Drawing Lines, Writing The World (GEOG3661)
People, Participation And Place (GEOG3671)
Field Research In Glacial Environments: Iceland Case Study (GEOG3691)
Mountain Hazards (GEOG3701)
Field Studies In Rural Asia (GEOG3721)
Dynamic Mountain Environments (GEOG3731)
Everyday Economies (GEOG3777)
Work, Labour And Development (GEOG3787)
Research Frontiers In Hydrology (GEOG3797)
Landslides (GEOG3807)
Antarctic Environments (GEOG3817)
Geochemical Applications: Across Continents And Oceans (GEOG3827)
The Politics Of Emergency (GEOG3847)
Geographies Of Memory: Power, Place, Identities (GEOG3857)
Spaces Of Health And Well-being (GEOG3867)
Postcolonialism And Development (GEOG3877)
Cities And The Governing Of Climate Change (GEOG3887)
Martian Landscapes (GEOG3897)
Visual Geographies: Representing Africa (GEOG3907)
Political Economies/ecologies Of Nature (GEOG3917)
Quaternary Of The Low Latitudes (GEOG3927)
Geographies Of Difference And Identity (GEOG3931)
Peatland Geomorphology And Management (GEOG3947)
Geographies Of Money And Finance (GEOG3957)
Urban Governance (GEOG3967)
Geographies Of Energy Transition: Cape Town (GEOG3971)

Requirements for Joint Honours (BSc Programmes)

There are 2 routes within Geography: Human Geography route and Physical Geography route.
Human Geography
Year 1

Introduction To Geographical Research (ba) (GEOG1222) must be taken.

Year 2

Social Research In Geography (GEOG2472) and at least 20 credits from: Geographies Of Development (GEOG2541); Environmental Processes And Governance (GEOG2551); Gis And Remote Sensing (GEOG2591); Political Geography (GEOG2581); Social And Cultural Geography (GEOG2561); Urban Geography (GEOG2511); Theory And Concepts In Contemporary Human Geography (GEOG2621); Economic Geography (GEOG2641).

Year 3

Up to 80 credits taken from: Dissertation In Geography A (GEOG3232); Environmental Remote Sensing (GEOG3261); Geographies Of Health And Health Care (GEOG3631); Remaking Urban Landscapes (GEOG3741); Natural Hazards In A Vulnerable World (GEOG3621); Politics/space: Drawing Lines, Writing The World (GEOG3661); GEOG3431; Territory And Geopolitics (GEOG3581); Urban Change In Europe (GEOG3501); Field Studies In Rural Asia (GEOG3721); People, Participation And Place (GEOG3671); Philosophy And Geography (GEOG3481).

Physical Geography
Year 1

Introduction To Geographical Research (bsc) (GEOG1232) must be taken

Year 2

Scientific Research In Geography (GEOG2462) and at least 20 credits from: Environmental Processes And Governance (GEOG2551); Fluvial Systems (GEOG2521); Gis And Remote Sensing (GEOG2591); Glaciers And Glaciation (GEOG2531); Global Environmental Change (GEOG2571); Mountain Landscapes (GEOG2611); GEOG2601; Geochemistry Of The Environment (GEOG2651).

Year 3

Up to 80 credits taken from: Dissertation (double Module) In Geography B (GEOG3432); Environmental Processes And Change: Field Case Studies (GEOG3491); Environmental Remote Sensing (GEOG3261); Natural Hazards In A Vulnerable World (GEOG3621); River Dynamics (GEOG3461); Sea-level Change And Coastal Evolution (GEOG3191); GEOG3431; The Quaternary Of Glaciated Regions (GEOG3511); Field Research In Glacial Environments: Iceland Case Study (GEOG3691); Mountain Hazards (GEOG3701); Dynamic Mountain Environments (GEOG3731); Oceans Past And Present (GEOG3641).

Advice for progression and other aspects

Natural Sciences advice
Year 1

Human Geography: Introduction To Geographical Research (bsc) (GEOG1232) is recommended to keep open the possibility of a Dissertation in Geography in the final year. Taking one module gives progression to modules in later years.
Progression from: GEOG1232.

Year 1

Physical Geography: Introduction To Geographical Research (bsc) (GEOG1232) is recommended to keep open the possibility of a Dissertation in Geography in the final year
Progression from: GEOG1232.

Year 2

One of Scientific Research In Geography (GEOG2462) or Social Research In Geography (GEOG2472) is required to keep open a dissertation in the final year (this is not compulsory)
Progression from: GEOG2462; GEOG2472.

For more information about the Natural Sciences degree programme, please contact:

Dr. James Blowey
Deputy Head of Faculty
Faculty of Science Office
Level 3 Chemistry Building
Durham University
DH1 3LE
UK

Tel: 0191 334 1028
Fax: 0191 334 1018
Email: natural.sciences-director@durham.ac.uk

WWW: Natural Sciences home page

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