Courses & Units

Geographies of Economy, Politics and Culture KGA205

Hobart

Note:

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.

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Geographies of Economy, Politics and Culture
Unit code KGA205
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Land & Food
Discipline Geography and Spatial Science
Coordinator Dr Stewart Williams
Teaching staff

Dr Stewart Williams

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

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
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

* 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

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

Requisites

Prerequisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

13 x 3hr teaching sessions, and self-directed field work in and around Hobart

Assessment

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

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Textbooks

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