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

This unit helps you develop geographical tools to investigate and transform human worlds. The unit demonstrates the value of human geographical inquiry by exploring contemporary issues of equality, justice, conflict and cooperation. You will analyse case studies on topics including decolonization, resource scarcity, population dynamics, international politics, migration and nationalism. You will undertake social fieldwork to apply common techniques for investigating these issues in relation to space, place and environment at scales linking the local to the global. You will have opportunity to develop practical and critical thinking skills valued by employers in social and environmental policy, planning, research and management. This unit prepares you for advanced study in units including KGA308, KGA318 and KGA319.

Summary

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
Coordinator

Aidan Davison

Teaching staff

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

Availability

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

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On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 090309

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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:

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

13 x 2-hr lectures, 12 x 1-hr tutorials (on-campus) or 12 hrs online activities (off-campus)

Assessment

2-hr final exam (40%), 2000-word report and presentation (40%), tutorial activities (20%)

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