People, Places, Regions
University College Dublin
Area of Study
Development Studies, Geology, International Relations, Political Science
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2.5 - 3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3.75 - 4.5
Hours & Credits
OverviewPeople, Places, Regions introduces students to the field of Human Geography, which is the study of the dynamic
relations between people and places. In this module, our aim is to gain an understanding of such complex
processes as globalization and development, and the regional disparities in prosperity and inequality that
result from these. The discussion will evolve around the three main themes of economic, political, and social
actions, all of which significantly shape the spatial organization of human activities. The module will present
a general overview of the discipline, provide the opportunity to develop independent critical thinking skills,
and offer insight into practical skills and tools that can be applied to a wide range of research settings.
Overall, People, Places, Regions supplies the foundation for further, more topic specific, modules that focus
on the spatial analysis of political and socio-economic phenomena at later stages.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.