Courses & Units

Space, Place and Nature KGA172

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


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. This unit will be useful in a wide variety of occupations and professions, as well as your understanding of nature in everyday life.


Unit name Space, Place and Nature
Unit code KGA172
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
Discipline Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences

Dr Dave Kendal (Hobart)

Teaching staff

Dr A Harwood (Hobart ); Dr Rebecca Harris (Hobart); Dr J Ellison, (Launceston & Cradle Coast)

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes


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 literatureā€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
050900 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,783.00

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Mutual Exclusions

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

  • XPD123
  • KGA122
  • KGA152
  • KGA162
  • JFA109


Teaching Pattern

1 x 2-hr seminar per week, 1 x 2-hr workshop per week


AT1 Weekly online quizzes (30%)

AT2 Presentation (20%)

AT3 Case or problem activated learning (20%)

AT4 Position paper(30%)

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Dahlman, C.T. and Renwick, W.H. 2015. Introduction to Geography: People, Places & Environment, 6th edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River NJ.

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