GEG252V Geographical Fieldwork skills: Vancouver
A two-week residential field course in which students gain an understanding of the landscape of Vancouver and southwestern British Columbia. Students focus on either the physical or human geography on the region and conduct project work appropriate to their specialism.
GEG277 Geographical Methods and Approaches
This module introduces the variety of approaches to Human and Physical Geography that exist, providing an overview of the key methods used in the discipline. Within this module I teach questionnaire design and implementation using Limesurvey.
GEG346 Capital and Labour in the 21st century
This module examines the geographies of work and production in 21st century capitalism. The module explores the changing spatial organisation of production systems and the implications for regional economic development. Innovation and technological change have fuelled the development of what many refer to as knowledge, information, financial and service economies. This module explores how these concepts rely on theories of the commodity including, most crucially, the commodity that is labour. The module asks what commodities are, how they have changed, how they are constructed and maintained, and how they are marketed. The module contrasts radical Marxist approaches with more evolutionary approaches which emphasize the role of political, social and cultural institutions in mediating economic activities. (co-taught with Dr. Chris Muellerleile)
GEG332 Dissertation Support: Geography
This module provides structured, student-led peer-group support and academic staff group supervision for students conducting a research dissertation.