Courses & Units
Nature, People, Place KGA172
This unit is offered on campus in Hobart and via a mix of web-based and on-campus delivery in Launceston and Cradle Coast.
This foundation unit in Geography and Environmental Studies develops your knowledge of how people depend on nature, and how increasingly the conservation of nature depends on people. We will explore these relationships through a values lens: how nature is important for its own sake, how natural resources are important to people, and how nature is important for people's wellbeing. Workshops will provide you with tools to map social and ecological landscapes, argue for the conservation and use of nature, and present these arguments to others. Some workshops will be conducted in the field in and around Hobart and Launceston, and there are several field trips, with 'virtual' field trips and workshops in Tasmanian landscapes for distance students. This unit will be useful in a wide variety of occupations and professions in government, environmental NGOs, and industry - as well as your understanding of nature in everyday life.
|Unit name||Nature, People, Place|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
|Discipline||Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences|
|Coordinator||Doctor Dave Kendal|
|Teaching staff||Associate Professor Joanna Ellison|Doctor Melinda McHenry|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- solve conservation and sustainability challenges using geographical knowledge of ecological and social systems
- identify and analyse different value positions that shape human relationships with nature
- apply geographical skills to collect ecological and social data, and use this to create basic maps and graphs
- communicate critical thinking through literature-based research, visual presentation of geographic data, teamwork and practices of academic integrity
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
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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 KGA122 AND KGA152 AND KGA162
|Assessment||Fortnightly Quizzes (30%)|Workshop portfolio (15%)|Vegetation condition assessment (20%)|Conservation Information Sheet (35%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
The textbook is: Dahlman, C.T. and Renwick, W.H. 2015. Introduction to Geography: People, Places & Environment, 6th edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River NJ which is available online through the library. This textbook will not cover all lectures.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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