Courses & Units

Geography of Australia's Asian Neighbours KGA202

Hobart

Note:

Part of the Geography & Environmental Studies major, this interdisciplinary unit is also available as an elective for students with alternative first year backgrounds.  This unit will only go ahead once the quota of 15 students has been reached.

Introduction

Australia's accelerating engagement with Asia requires a capacity to understand our northern neighbours, empathise with them, and relate to and work with them.In this unit you will have opportunities to understand the nature of the physical environment of selected parts of Asia and its complex connections with human activity. The unit focuses on Asian regions' historical geography, colonialism, armed conflict, demographic change, natural resource distribution and current environmental management and social justice concerns.Present-day development, ambitions, directions and tensions are explored by reference to the spatial and environmental dimensions of specific development issues. Among those issues are energy generation by means of river dams; logging; nature conservation; tourism; urbanisation; infrastructure development; environmental governance; and climate change. As the 'Asian Century' unfolds, the unit will assist students in their work to become global citizens and regional neighbours, and to build knowledge and understanding necessary for employment as technical specialists, aid workers, teachers and other professionals.

Summary

Unit name Geography of Australia's Asian Neighbours
Unit code KGA202
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology
School of Land & Food
Discipline Geography and Spatial Science
Teaching staff

TBA

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 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 2 11/7/2016 10/8/2016 29/8/2016 14/10/2016

* 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 2016 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2016 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2016: $782.00 2016: $1,857.00 090309

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

25 Credit Points in Introductory Asian Studies units or KGA171 and KGA172

Mutual Exclusions

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

  • KGA302

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 x 1-hr lectures weekly, 5 x 2-hr tutorials

Assessment

2-hr exam (40%), 3000 word essay (40%), tutorials (20%)

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

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