Courses & Units

Geographies of Economy, Politics and Culture KGA205



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 disciplinary knowledge, empirical concerns and methodological approaches of Human Geography by examining issues of economic prosperity, political justice and cultural respect.You will analyse case studies on Aboriginal land rights and sovereignty; urban development, regional trade and the rise of Asia; planning and building cities for an ageing population; international migration, secure borders and the refugee crisis; and citizenship and national identity in a cosmopolitan Australia. . You will undertake social laboratory work and fieldwork to learn common techniques for investigating these issues in relation to space, place and environment at scales linking the local to the global. In the unit you will have had opportunity to develop practical and critical thinking skills relevant to the sciences, social sciences and humanities, which are valued by employers in 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

Russell Warman

Teaching staff

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


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 25/2/2019 22/3/2019 15/4/2019 2/6/2019

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2019: $820.00 2019: $2,037.00 090309

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Teaching Pattern

13 x 2-hr lectures, 12 x 1-hr tutorials (on campus) or 4 x 3-hr tutorials (off-campus)


2-hr final exam (40%), 2000-word report (35%), 1000-word annotated bibliography (15%), tutorial participation (10%)

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