Plan de estudios

Universidad de Alicante. Página principal
Plan de estudios: DEGREE IN GEOGRAPHY AND TERRITORY ORGANIZATION
Saltar idiomas
Español | Valencià | English
Saltar iconos
Saltar cabecera
Universidad de Alicante. Página principal
Ficha del estudio

DEGREE IN GEOGRAPHY AND TERRITORY ORGANIZATION

Code:
 C001

Credits:
 240
 
Publication date:
 21/07/2012

Title:
 Undergraduate 3-5 years (ECTS)
 
Fee:
 16,37
 1st-registration credits
 

FIELD OF STUDY

Social and Legal Sciences

SYLLABUS

DEGREE IN GEOGRAPHY AND TERRITORY ORGANIZATION

TYPE OF EDUCATION

Face-to-face

LANGUAGE / S THAT IS OFFERED

Valencian
Spanish

CENTRES WHERE IT IS TAUGHT

Faculty of Arts

PROGRAMME JOINTLY SHARED WITH

Only taught at this university

EXAMINATION DATES

Enter the list of examination dates for this graduate programme.

SYLLABUS OFFERED

 

Legend: Not offeredNo teaching
FIRST YEAR
SECOND YEAR
6 credits
 
54 credits
 
Year
Title
Credits
Subject
2
COMPULSORY
6
 
2
COMPULSORY
6
 
2
COMPULSORY
6
 
2
COMPULSORY
6
 
2
COMPULSORY
6
 
2
COMPULSORY
6
 
2
COMPULSORY
6
 
2
COMPULSORY
6
 
2
COMPULSORY
6
 
 
 
THIRD YEAR
FOURTH YEAR

 

GENERAL AIMS

 

The objectives of the University of Alicante Degree in Geography and Land Use Planning reflect recent international trends in the discipline and increasing social demand in the areas of knowledge, research, planning and management of land, and consequently, the demands of the labour market.

The fundamental purpose of the degree course is to train professionals who should then be capable of drawing up proposals in the field of land planning, evaluation and management, while also providing them with the necessary content for a critical understanding and analysis of territorial processes.

The general aims of the University of Alicante Degree Course in Geography and Land Use Planning can be summarized as follows:

  • To provide a general, integrated training in the fundamentals, epistemological developments and research methods of Geography as a discipline.
  • To develop the capacity to analyse, interpret and diagnose territorial processes and problems, taking both spatial and time dimensions into account.
  • To develop an understanding of the interrelations between environmental, economic, social, cultural and political phenomena which account for territorial diversity on a range of levels.
  • To develop the skills necessary for obtaining, analysing, processing and representing geographical and cartographical information, and carrying out field work.
  • To develop the capacity to work in land management, reinforcing the practical nature of the degree course.
  • To provide the knowledge necessary for undertaking teacher-training for secondary-school Geography, independently of having to obtain the post-graduate degree required by the State educational authorities.
  • Creating the basis for further post-graduate, specialised or interdisciplinary studies with a marked territorial component.

 

COMPETENCES


General Competences (CG)

  • CG1:Capacity for analysis and synthesis.
  • CG2:Capacity for organisation and planning.
  • CG3:Capacity to manage information correctly, especially using ICTs.
  • CG4:Capacity to work alone or in groups depending on the context and situation.
  • CG5:Capacity for self-learning and adapting to new situations.
  • CG6:Capacity to put knowledge into practice.
  • CG7:Capacity to communicate orally and in writing clearly and appropriately to the context.
  • CG8:Systematically careful and accurate at work.
  • CG9:Creativity and initiative.
  • CG10:Ethical commitment to sustainability, respect for fundamental rights, equality of men and women, democratic values, multiculturalism and peace.

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE1:Understand the epistemological foundations of Geography and spatial planning.
  • CE2:Capacity to understand and handle the concepts, methodology and techniques of Geography and Spatial Planning correctly.
  • CE3:Capacity to understand and use the concepts of other disciplines correctly, especially history, law and town planning.
  • CE4:Capacity to combine temporal and spatial dimensions when analysing and interpreting spatial planning.
  • CE5:Capacity to read and interpret spatial information provided by statistical tables, graphs, maps, plans and satellite images correctly.
  • CE6:Capacity to transform and synthesise spatial information provided by statistical tables, graphs, maps and plans.
  • CE7:Capacity to determine and interpret the elements of the area in question according the scale of analysis.
  • CE8:Capacity analyse territory as a complex, interrelated and interdependent system.
  • CE9:Capacity to present and transmit knowledge related to spatial analysis in an ordered, simple and clear manner, appropriate to the context.
  • CE10:Capacity to make spatial planning, service and activity location proposals from the viewpoint of sustainable development.

 

CREDIT STRUCTURE OF THE DEGREE COURSE


Subjects in the Degree in Geography and land Use Planning, each worth 6 European ECTS credits, are organised into semesters.  Specifically, students are required to take 5 subjects each semester, to complete 30 credits per semester and 60 credits per year, for a total of 240 credits over four years.

In order to make the course compatible with other activities, students are allowed to take a part-time course consisting of 30 credits per academic year.


DISTRIBUTION OF CREDITS PER SUBJECT TYPE


Subject type

Credits

Core

60

Compulsory

156

Optional

18

Final Project

6

Total credits

240



GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE PROGRAMME


In accordance with the general guidelines established by the University of Alicante, the 240 credits corresponding to the Degree are distributed as follows:  

            - core module: 60 credits

            - compulsory module: 156 compulsory credits

            - final project, 6 compulsory credits

            - optional module: 18 credits.

The Degree in Geography and Land Use Planning and the Degree in History share a common foundation course; thus, 60 core credits are common to both degrees.

The course programme for the Degree in Geography and Land use Planning is organised as follows:

- 4 years/ 240 credits (the first year comprises the Foundation Course shared by the Degrees in History and Geography and Land Use Planning).

- Subjects comprising geographical content (compulsory subjects) have been grouped into the following modules: Physical Geography, Human Geography, Regional Geography, Geographical methods and techniques, and Land Use Planning.

- Subjects have been organised so that basic content is taught in the initial academic years (1st year, 2nd year and part of the 3rd year), whilst subjects regarding the practical application of geography and land use planning are taught in the 3rd and 4th years. In addition to including strictly geographical content, the new Degree in Geography and Land Use Planning also incorporates subjects from History, Art and Philosophy (in the Foundation Course), and from Law, Economics and Urban Planning. The aim is for students to acquire an understanding of Spanish and world history over a range of time periods, History of Art, History of Philosophy, Administrative Law (particularly with regard to urban planning and the environment), Economics (with regard to economic history and applied and regional economy) and Urban Planning. By structuring subjects in this way, the course aims to offer the basic and applied education - incorporating land, environmental and regional development issues on a range of levels - now considered essential for present day geographers.


OPTIONAL SUBJECTS


The choice of optional subjects includes work experience (6 credits). Optional subjects include those subjects specifically related to Geography and Land Use Planning, and compulsory subjects from other degrees in the same area of knowledge, i.e. Social Sciences and Law. Students are required to take three of the following optional subjects:

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS

TYPE

ECTS


SEMESTER


WORK EXPERIENCE

OP

6

8

GLOBALISATION AND REGIONAL CONFLICTS

OP

6

8

LAND USE PLANNING IN MOUNTAIN AREAS 

OP

6

8

NATURAL HAZARDS IN LAND USE PLANNING

OP

6

8

EVALUATING AND PROTECTING THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

OP

6

8

LOCAL DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

OP

6

8

GEOGRAPHY OF MIGRATIONS

OP

6

8

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

OP

6

8

ECONOMIC HISTORY OF SPAIN. 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES

OP

6

8

THE SPANISH ECONOMY

OP

6

8

URBAN PLANNING AND THE ENVIRONMENT

OP

6

8

 

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT (IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE)

Students who study an undergraduate degree at the University of Alicante must confirm a minimum level of B1 in a foreign language (a B2 is recommended) in order to obtain the diploma.  

The required language level is in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. 

The language accreditation requirement can be obtained previously or at any time during university studies. However, the language requirement will be necessary in order to be able to assess the final year project.

The different forms of obtaining such language requirement can be consulted in the additional information in this section.  

+info

LANGUAGE TEACHING COMPETENCE CERTIFICATE

Students who want to have a career in non-university teaching when they finish their studies are recommended to obtain the teaching competence certificate (Valencian and/or foreign languages).

This certificate can be obtained by taking specific itineraries in your university studies or by taking the UA teaching competence course in Valencian, German, French and English.

+info

FINAL YEAR PROJECT (TFG)

All the official undergraduate degrees must be completed by preparing and defending a final year project, which must be done in the final phase of the studies and be aimed at the assessment of competences associated to the degree.

The final year project must be an original, independent and personal work. The elaboration of it may by individual or coordinated. Each student will prepare this project under the supervision of a tutor, allowing students to show the received training content in an integrated many, as well as the acquired competences associated to the undergraduate degree.

In order to register in the final year project, students must comply with the requirements established in the “Regulations for continuation studies for students registered in undergraduate degrees at the University of Alicante”. Among the requirements established to be able to register in the final year project, a minimum of 168 credits must be passed in undergraduate degrees with a total of 240 credits, and a minimum of 228 credits in undergraduate degrees with a total of 300 credits or more.

In order for the final year project to be assessed, a B1 level of a foreign language (B2 is recommended) must be confirmed.

+info

 

 

 

ACCESS ROUTES

Admission to this degree course is open to any applicant who meets one of the following entrance requirements:

1.     SPANISH BACCALAUREATE (LOMCE) UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE EXAM (PAU): Although students can access university by means of any Baccalaureate specialization, the recommended one is Humanities and Social Sciences .

Admission scores for this degree can be improved by taking the specific modules of the University Entrance Exam (PAU) as indicated in the table below with their respective weightings.

TABLE 1

Geography

2.     PREVIOUS BACCALAUREATES WITH OR WITHOUT A PASS IN THE UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE EXAM (PAU): Students who have completed their Baccalaureate under previous education systems and have passed the PAU will be able to use the mark obtained in their application.

However, students can take specific exam modules during the voluntary PAU exam period in order to improve their admission score as shown in table 1. They can also sit for the obligatory PAU exams, in which case they will have to take all the exams scheduled during this period.

3.     VOCATIONAL EDUCATION: Vocational educational qualifications such as senior technician, senior technician of plastic arts and design, or senior technician in sports is the preferred professional area although access to this degree may be through any professional field.

Admission scores can be improved by taking the PAU exam in up to 4 of the modules in table 1.

4.     STUDENTS FROM EDUCATION SYSTEMS IN COUNTRIES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION OR OTHER STATES WITH WHICH SPAIN HAS AN INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT: Accreditation is required and issued by Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED).

Students can sit for exams in subjects included in the Pruebas de Competencias Específicas (PCE), organised by the UNED, in order to improve their admission score up to 14 points as indicated in the weightings in Table 1.

5.     STUDENTS FROM FOREIGN EDUCATION SYSTEMS: Prior to applying for the validation of their foreign Baccalaureate, students may sit for up to 4 exams in subjects offered by the Pruebas de Competencias Específicas (PCE) organised by UNED (at least one subject from the core subjects).

The weightings indicated in table 1 will be applied to core and/or optional subjects.

6.     OTHER: University degrees and other similar qualifications. University entrance exam for students over 25 (preferential option: Social and Legal Sciences ). Access on the basis of professional experience (applicants over 40 years of age). Access to applicants aged 45 years or more by means of an exam.

Weightings of the subjects of the specific phase of the Proof of Access to the University (PAU) in the previous years

High School Diploma Subjects

Parámetros de ponderación
Análisis Musical II Biología Ciencias de la Tierra y Medioambientales Dibujo Artístico II Dibujo Técnico II Diseño Economía de la Empresa Electrotecnia Física Geografía Griego Historia de la Música y de la Danza Historia del Arte Latín Lenguaje y Práctica Musical Literatura Universal Matemáticas Aplicadas a las Ciencias Sociales II Matemáticas II Química Técnicas de Expresión Gráfico Plásticas Tecnología Industrial II

Academic Years

2010-11

2011-12

0.1                                          
0.2 x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x

Academic Year 2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

0.1 x x x x x x     x

x x   x x     x x x  
0.2             x     x        x     x x
     

 


PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING FOR ADMISSION: PRE-ENROLMENT AND REGISTRATION

  • Anticipated number of places offered during the first pre-enrolment session: 50
  • Applicants admitted to a course must formally register within the timescale established annually in the enrolment calendar. Registration Information.


NUMBER OF PLACES AND PASS MARKS

 

COURSES

NUMBER OF PLACES

PASS MARKS

GENERAL

OVER 25

OVER 40

OVER

 45

GRADUATES

SPORSTPEOPLE

DISABLED

2010-11

50

7,400

7,730

---

---

7,090

---

---

2011-12

50

5,660

7,580

---

---

7,140

---

5,000

2012-13

50

6,625

6,531

---

---

5,000

---

---

2013-14

50

5,000

6,140

---

---

---

---

---

2014-15

50

5,000

5,000

---

---

---

---

---

2015-16

50

5,000

7,230

---

---

5,910

---

---

2016-17

50

 5,000

 5,000

---

---

5,000

---

---

  • "Pass marks" indicated correspond to the results of the first adjudication of June.
  • The definitive marks can be inferior to the here collected.

 


 

 


PROFESSIONAL PROFILE


University of Alicante graduates in Geography and Land Use Planning are expected to acquire the basic proficiencies necessary for professional practice in any of the six professional profiles defined by Law and included and updated in the 2008 report issued by the College of Geographers:

1. Land planning and management.

2. Local and regional development.

3. Physical environment, natural resources and the natural environment.

4. Regional population analysis and demographics.

5. Geographical information technologies.

6. The knowledge society, education and geography teaching.

 

Professions for which the degree qualifies its holder:

- Geographers, as teachers, professionals and researchers.

 

IMPLEMENTATION


TIMESCALE

Academic Year

Implementation of the Degree in Geography and Land Use Planning

Phasing out of the former Degree in Geography

2010/2011

1st Year

1st Year

2011/2012

2nd Year

2nd Year

2012/2013

3rd Year

3rd Year

2013/2014

4th Year

4th Year

2014/2015

-

5th Year

 

Once a course has been phased out, the subjects corresponding to the course will no longer be taught. Students who do not wish to take the new degree course subjects are entitled to sit four examinations in the two academic years following the end of each year. Any students wishing to continue their studies after sitting and failing these tests will be required to follow the new plan, according to the adaptation system established in the new plan.


Timescale for the phasing out of examinations

Former Degree in Geography (1999 plan)


Final examination sessions for the Former Degree in Geography (1999 plan)

1st Year subjects

2011-12

2nd Year subjects

2012-13

3rd Year subjects and optional subjects from the first cycle

2013-14

4th Year subjects

2014-15

5th Year subjects and optional subjects from the second cycle

2015-16

 

CREDIT EQUIVALENCE BETWEEN THE FORMER DEGREE IN GEOGRAPHY AND THE NEW DEGREE IN GEOGRAPHY AND LAND USE PLANNING


FORMER DEGREE IN GEOGRAPHY (1999 PLAN)

NEW DEGREE IN GEOGRAPHY AND LAND USE PLANNING (2010 PLAN)

Subject

Credits

Subject

Credits

Human Geography (Urban I) (4129)

6

Urban Geography

6

Physical Geography (4127)

12

Introduction to Physical Geography

6

Population Geography (6975)

9

Population Geography

6

Regional Geography of the World (6977)

9

Geography of World Regions

6

Introduction to Human Geography (4133)

9

Introduction to Human Geography

6

Geography of the European Union (4134)

6

European Geography

6

Landscape Analysis and Evolution (4158)

4,5

Landscape Analysis and Management

6

Industry and Transport Geography (6984)

9

Economic Geography

6

Relief (6983)

9

Geomorphology

6

Geography of Tourism, Leisure and Recreation (6985)

6

Tourism Geography

6

Rural Geography (6982)

9

Rural Geography

6

Spanish Geography (4125)

12

Spanish Geography

6

Human Geography Techniques(4136)

6

Geography Techniques

6

General Climatology (6990)

9

Climatology

6

Soil and Plant Populations (6989)

9

Biogeography

6

Analysing Regional and Physical Geography - Theory and Methods (6991)

9

Geographical Theory and Methods

6

Continental and Marine Waters (6995)

9

Hydrogeomorphology

6

Spanish Regional Geography (6994)

9

Dynamics of the Spanish Regions

6

Applied Physical Geography (4165)

12

Physical Geography Applied to Land Use Planning

6

Applied Human Geography (6999)

12

Human Geography Applied to Land Use Planning

6

Land Use Planning in Regional and Physical Geography (6997)

6

Regional Planning and Land Use Planning

6

Regional Climatology and Natural Landscapes (7001)

9

Natural Hazards in Land Use Planning

6

Geography of the Region of Valencia (4171)

6

Geography of the Community of Valencia

6

Social and Welfare Geography (4179)

4,5

Political and Social Geography

6

Cartography and Photointerpretation in Human Geography (7023)

6

Introduction to Cartography and Graph Forms

6

Physical Geography and the Environment (4144)

4,5

Assessing and Protecting the Natural Environment

6

Geographic Information Systems in Human Geography (4147)

4,5

Geographic Information Systems

6

Analysing Tourism Spaces in Spain (7010)

6

Analysis and Land Use Planning of Tourism Spaces

6

The Geography of Migration (4163)

4,5

The Geography of Migrations

6

Physical Geography of Coastal Areas (4178)

4,5

Coastal Land Use Planning

6

Geographic Information Systems in Physical Geography (7007)

9

GIS Applied to Land Use Planning

6





 

DEGREE IN GEOGRAPHY AND LAND USE PLANNING. SYLLABUS SUMMARY

geografía

 

Information about the Centre General information for students
  • Faculty of Arts
          Telephone:+ 34 96 590 3448
          Fax:+ 34 96 590 3449
          facu.lletres@ua.es 
          http://lletres.ua.es/en/ 
  • Mobility Programmes
  • Work experience with companies and institutions
  • Reception and welcome events
  • Tutorial Action Programme
UA: General Regulations
 + Information about qualifications

 

Saltar pie
Servicio de informática
Saltar estándares