Geography

What on Earth is going on? Geography is concerned with many aspects of the world in which we live. Geographers study the natural processes of the physical environment and the activities and effects we humans in this environment. Geography is relevant to today's world and fits well with many other subjects in the physical sciences, social sciences and humanities.

Lectures: Two 1-hour lectures per week
Tutorials: Not applicable
Laboratories: One 2-hour lab per week
Course coordinator: Lyndsay Blue
Teaching staff: Lyndsay Blue, Riki Taylor, Maria Hokopaura

GEOG 91F S1 FOUNDATION GEOGRAPHY 1

This course introduces you to population and development themes that include global and regional patterns of population growth, overpopulation, migration, urbanisation, city planning issues, uneven patterns of economic growth and human wellbeing and sustainable development.  

GEOG 92F S2 FOUNDATION GEOGRAPHY 2

In this course you will focus on the relationship between humans and the environment, emphasising long-term trends in resource use, human impacts on the environment, sustainable resource management and natural and human-induced environmental hazards.

Prescribed text

There is no prescribed text for this course. A variety of readings will be recommended.

Assessment (Semesters One and Two)

Coursework: 60% (lab and field exercises 20%, 2 x 1000-word essays 40%)
Final examination: 40%