External students complete the entire unit online. Each week there is a 2 hour lecture (Thursday 9-11) which will be recorded and made available online alongside the powerpoint slides from the lecture. As each lecture builds on previous content and provides background material for the online tutorial discussions, there is an expectation that external students will keep up to date with lecture content.
Required and recommended reading
The core text for this unit is:
- Williams, G., Meth., P and Willis, K. (2014) Geographies of Developing Areas: The Global South in a Changing World. London: Routledge (2nd edition)
Access to this text is essential for completing the requirements of this unit. The text is available for purchase through the Co-op Bookshop on campus. Copies are also available in the Library. In addition there are a range of journal articles and chapters that are required reading for tutorials. These will be listed on iLearn and available via MultiSearch.
In addition to the core text, the texts listed below provide information on many of the general themes covered in the unit. Copies can be found in the Library.
- Desai, V. and Potter, RB. (eds) (2014) The companion to development studies, London: Hodder Arnold (3rd Edition)
- Potter, RB., Conway, D., Evans R. and Lloyd-Evans, S. (2012) Key concepts in development geography, Sage: London.
- Potter, RB., Binns, T., Elliott, JA. and Smith, D. (2008) Geographies of Development: An introduction to development studies. Essex: Pearson Education. (3rd Edition)
- Willis, K. (2011) Theories and Practices of Development. London: Routledge. (2nd Edition)
The below text is also a helpful resource and is available in the library:
- Hay, I. (2012) Communicating in Geography and the Environmental Sciences. Melbourne: Oxford University Press (4th Edition).
Technology used and required
All enrolled students have access to the GEOP215 website via iLearn. iLearn will provide access to lectures (powerpoint presentations for download and recordings through the University's echo360 lecture recording facility) as well as readings, links and forum discussions. Regular access to iLearn is required in order to complete the requirements of the unit.
During the semester, a number of 'virtual tutorials' will be arranged. These will function like a discussion forum but in real time and will provide an opportunity for external students to ask questions and discuss issues relating to the unit, and get an immediate response. They are optional and will be scheduled at key points of the unit (e.g. in the run up to assessments and exams) and held in the evening. The dates and times will be announced on iLearn.