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|
|Faculty/School||Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Land & Food
|Discipline||Geography and Spatial Science|
|Coordinator||Dr Stewart Williams|
Dr Stewart Williams
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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 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.
13 x 3hr teaching sessions, and self-directed field work in and around Hobart
2-hr final exam (40%), essay of 1500 words (25%), 2000 word workshop and field report plus presentation (35%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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