Courses & Units

Geographies of Economy, Politics and Culture KGA205

Hobart, Distance Hobart


This unit is available as an elective and is suitable for students with backgrounds including (but not limited to) Science, English, Government, History, Law, Management, Psychology and/or Sociology. Please consult the unit coordinator for information.


Do you want to acquire the tools to better understand and transform the different, overlapping worlds we each inhabit individually and collectively? In this unit, you will explore the empirical concerns and disciplinary approaches of Human Geography as you analyse contemporary issues of economic prosperity, political justice and cultural identity, and evaluate debates about globalisation, sustainability and equity. You will examine case studies and undertake fieldwork to learn common techniques for investigating these issues in relation to space, place and environment and at scales linking the local through to the global. On completion of the unit, you will have a number of practical and critical thinking skills relevant to third year KGA units and across the sciences, social sciences and humanities, which are valued by employers in professions including social and environmental policy, planning, research and management.


Unit name Geographies of Economy, Politics and Culture
Unit code KGA205
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Geography and Spatial Sciences

Dr Stewart Williams

Teaching staff

Dr Stewart Williams

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Distance Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2018: $805.00 2018: $1,969.00 090309

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Teaching Pattern

13 x 2hr teaching sessions, 12 x 1hr tutorials, and self-directed field work


2-hr final exam (40%), essay of 1500 words (25%), 2000 word workshop and field report plus presentation (35%)

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