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This unit is available as an elective and is suitable for students with backgrounds including (but not limited to) Science, English, Government, History, Law, Management, Psychology and/or Sociology. Please consult the unit coordinator for information.


This unit helps you develop geographical tools to investigate and transform human worlds. The unit demonstrates the value of human geographical inquiry by exploring contemporary issues of equality, justice, conflict and cooperation. You will analyse case studies on topics including decolonization, resource scarcity, population dynamics, international politics, migration and nationalism. You will undertake social fieldwork to apply common techniques for investigating these issues in relation to space, place and environment at scales linking the local to the global. You will have opportunity to develop practical and critical thinking skills valued by employers in social and environmental policy, planning, research and management. This unit prepares you for advanced study in units including KGA308, KGA318 and KGA319.

Summary 2020

Unit name Geographies of Economy, Politics and Culture
Unit code KGA205
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning and Spatial Sciences
Discipline Geography and Spatial Sciences

Aidan Davison

Teaching staff

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



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Teaching Pattern

13 x 2-hr lectures, 12 x 1-hr tutorials (on-campus) or 12 hrs online activities (off-campus)


2-hr final exam (40%), 2000-word report and presentation (40%), tutorial activities (20%)

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