This unit is offered on campus in Hobart, Launceston and Cradle Coast, with lectures all available as web-based delivery.
This introduction to geography and environmental studies, KGA171 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 KGA172 Nature, People Place in Semester 2, which can be taken before KGA171 for mid-year entry students.
Our aim in teaching KGA171 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!
|Unit name||Global Geographies of Change|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
|Discipline||Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences|
|Coordinator||Doctor Andrew Harwood|
|Teaching staff||Associate Professor Aidan Davison|Doctor Andrew Harwood|Associate Professor Joanna Ellison|Doctor Melinda McHenry|Doctor Vishnu Prahalad|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 1||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- 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 viewpoints to contribute to debates about global development and sustainability
- communicate critical thinking through literature-based research, clear writing, effective speaking, teamwork and practices of academic integrity.
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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
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4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:JFA109 AND KGA151 AND KGA121 AND KGA161
On-campus: 2 x 1-hr lectures and 1 x 3-hr workshop per week.
Off-campus: 2 x 1-hr lectures and 1 x 3-hr synchronous online workshop per week
|Assessment||On-line quizzes (10%)|Examination (40%)|Assignments (x3) (30%)|Essay (20%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
The required text for this unit is: Dahlman, C.T. and Renwick, W.H. 2015. Introduction to Geography: People, Places & Environment, 6th edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River NJ. This book can be purchased from the Co-op Bookshop. Second-hand copies of earlier editions may be adequate (note that page number references on lecture material relate to the latest edition). The textbook is also available in the library reserve collection.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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