Cradle Coast, Launceston, Hobart
Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your semester 2 studies online in 2021. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.
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 student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 2||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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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 (see withdrawal dates explained 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.
- 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|
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
If you have any questions in relation to the fees, please contact UConnect or more information is available on StudyAssist.
Please note: international students should refer to this page 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|
|Required||Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.||Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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