Hobart, Cradle Coast, Launceston
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 the ways in which people turn space into place, how patterns of
landforms, soils, plants and animals form on the surface of the earth, and how
cultures, societies and economies manage, and are affected by, ecosystem processes.
Workshops, many of which are in the field, will provide you with tools to spatially
relate geographic phenomena, describe landforms, soils and vegetation, and undertake
value analyses of environmental and cultural issues. Local examples that have wider
application will be the focus of workshops. This unit is useful for a wide variety of
occupations and professions, as well as enhancing everyday existence. Students
wishing to do second and third year units in Geography and Environmental Studies
should also take KGA171 The Global Geography of Change.
|Unit name||Space, Place and Nature|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
|Discipline||Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences|
|Coordinator||Doctor David (Dave) Kendal|
|Teaching staff||Doctor Andrew Harwood|Doctor Gregory (Greg) Unwin|Associate Professor Joanna Ellison|Doctor Melinda McHenry|Doctor Rebecca Harris|
|Available as an elective?|
|Delivered By||Delivered wholly by the provider|
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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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- demonstrate basic 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||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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.
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
1 x 2-hr seminar per week, 1 x 2-hr workshop per week
|Assessment||Online Quizzes (15%)|Examination (40%)|Poster Presentation (30%)|Portfolio Tasks (15%)|
|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. This textbook will not cover all lectures. Other readings available through the library electronic system or downloadable through MyLO will be listed in the lecture material in MyLO.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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