Courses & Units

Place and Landscape in Tasmania KGA214



Tasmania is one of the most distinctive places on the planet. Its climate, landforms, plants, animals, history, prehistory, agriculture, urban fabric, culture and society are distinct from those of other places, while varying markedly within the one large island. As a laboratory for learning the principles and nuances of a place-based approach to geography it is without peer. You will have seven days in which you will visit four regions of Tasmania. You will not only experience Tasmania well off the normal tourist routes, but will also develop your understandings of place, landscape and region in your preparation using web-based material and the process of your passage. You will produce a journal of reflections on your physical and intellectual journey.


Unit name Place and Landscape in Tasmania
Unit code KGA214
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Geography and Spatial Sciences

James Kirkpatrick

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Winter school (late) Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Winter school (late) 22/6/2020 10/7/2020 3/8/2020 13/9/2020

* 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


Comprehend and apply concepts of place, landscape and region at a variety of scales


Integrate social and physical observations of a region to understand their connectivity


Communicate effectively about place, landscape and region in discussion with people from a variety of backgrounds



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,783.00 050900

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Teaching Pattern

10 online lectures, seven days fieldwork

  • ATT1. Test or quiz (20%)
  • ATT2. Journal 2500 words including illustrative material (60%)
  • ATT3. Discussion (20%)
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