Cultural Geog: Landscapes Heritage & Identity

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Cultural Geog: Landscapes Heritage & Identity

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Geography, Multicultural Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    Description
    Building on your experiences of human geography this module is focused on three central themes in human geography - landscape, heritage and identity and the inherent connections between each. In this module we will outline and provide you with the key skills required by geographers in their examination, interrogation and ‘reading’ of cultural landscapes in relation to power, popular culture and conflict and resistance at a variety of scales using a range of national and international case studies and examples. All students will complete fieldwork in examining in an analytical manner a particular cultural landscape. Students will be expected to conduct this fieldwork either independently or as part of a group and their fieldwork findings will form the basis from which they will produce a professional academic poster. 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Identify and decode a range of cultural landscapes
    2. Assess the role of heritage and identity in shaping landscapes
    3. Prepare and conduct fieldwork in human geography
    4. Develop and refine an understanding of the cultural geography of their field study area
    5. Design and produce an effective and professional academic poster