Courses & Units

Global Geographies of Change KGA171

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast

Note:

This unit is offered on campus in Hobart, Launceston and Cradle Coast, with lectures all available as web-based delivery.

Introduction

This introduction to geography and environmental studies integrates physical and social science inquiry. You study earth evolution, human development and their interaction, in light of questions about sustainability. You apply this knowledge to issues of vital importance around the world and in Tasmania, including climate change, population change, inequality, food security, natural hazards and globalisation. Interactive workshops enable you to explore these issues through training in mapping and fieldwork, and group projects, scenario building and class debates. Knowledge and skills developed in this unit can be applied in a wide variety of professions including environmental science and management, social policy and planning, spatial science, international development and nature conservation. Students wishing to enrol in second and third year units in geography and environmental studies should also take KGA172 Space, Place and Nature in Semester 2, which can be taken before KGA171 for mid-year entry students.

Summary

Unit name Global Geographies of Change
Unit code KGA171
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Land & Food
Discipline Geography and Spatial Science
Coordinator

Teaching staff

Dr A Davison (unit coordinator), Dr J Ellison (Launceston); Karen Eyles (Cradle Coast); Dr L Kriwoken (Hobart);Dr Melinda McHenry (Hobart)

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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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

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

  • JFA109
  • KGA121
  • KGA151
  • KGA161

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 x 1-hr lectures per week and 36 hours of practical, field and tutorial teaching.

Assessment

2-hr exam (40%), 1 x 1200-word essay (20%), workshop portfolio (30%), on-line quizzes (10%)

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Textbooks

Required

Dahlman, C.T. and Renwick, W.H. 2015. Introduction to Geography: People, Places & Environment, 6th edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River NJ.

Recommended

Co-op Bookshop links

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