Courses & Units

Global Geographies of Change XPD122

Introduction

This introduction to geography and environmental studies, KGA171DIP Global Geographies of Change integrates physical and social science inquiry. You study earth evolution, human development and their interaction, in light of questions about sustainability.
You apply this knowledge to issues of vital importance around the world and in Tasmania, including climate change, population change, inequality, food security, natural hazards and globalisation. Interactive workshops enable you to explore these issues through training in mapping and fieldwork, and group projects, scenario building and class debates. Knowledge and skills developed in this unit can be applied in a wide variety of professions including environmental science and management, social policy and planning, spatial science, international development and nature conservation. Students wishing to enrol in second and third year units in Geography and Environment should also take KGA172DIP Space, Place and Nature in Semester 2, which can be taken before KGA171DIP for mid-year entry students.
Our aim in teaching KGA171DIP is to demonstrate how the study of Geography can contribute to the creation of a fairer and more sustainable world. We teach in the belief that rigour and passion are a powerful combination in knowing the world so as to change it for the better. Please contact staff if you have any questions or comments.
We hope you find studying Global Geographies of Change relevant, interesting, challenging and exciting!

Summary

Unit name Global Geographies of Change
Unit code XPD122
Credit points 12.5
College/School Academic Division
Provost
Discipline University Pathways
Coordinator Amanda Henry
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By Third Party (UP Education)
Level Introductory

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate basic geographical knowledge of environmental and social systems and spatial patterns of change;
  • Apply geographical skills to create and interpret basic maps, graphs and field data;
  • Identify and analyse different perspectives to contribute to debates about global development and sustainability; and
  • Communicate critical thinking through literature-based research, clear writing, effective speaking, teamwork and practices of academic integrity.
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KGA171

Teaching

AssessmentLecture Quizes (10%)|Examaination (40%)|Workshop Portfolio (30%)|Essay (20%)
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