GEOG 4001 - Honours Geography, Env & Population Common Course

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2017

There is a wide range of concepts and theoretical frameworks in geography and environmental studies. This course will provide each Honours student with a thorough grounding in the broad philosophical foundations of key concepts in human and physical geography, such as place, scale, landscape, systems, nature, development, globalisation and risk. The theoretical debates and real life application of these concepts are critically examined in this course by investigating environment and development issues, such climate change, and water and food security. Staff members of the Department of Geography, Environment and Population contribute their expertise to this course. The in-depth knowledge of the key concepts in geography, environment and population is important and helpful for the design and conduct of research projects, such as the Honours thesis.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code GEOG 4001
    Course Honours Geography, Env & Population Common Course
    Coordinating Unit Geography, Environment and Population
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact 2 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites Completed degree (72 units) with 24 units of Environmental Policy and Management major or completed Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Management degree
    Restrictions Available only to students admitted to the relevant Honours program
    Course Description There is a wide range of concepts and theoretical frameworks in geography and environmental studies. This course will provide each Honours student with a thorough grounding in the broad philosophical foundations of key concepts in human and physical geography, such as place, scale, landscape, systems, nature, development, globalisation and risk. The theoretical debates and real life application of these concepts are critically examined in this course by investigating environment and development issues, such climate change, and water and food security. Staff members of the Department of Geography, Environment and Population contribute their expertise to this course. The in-depth knowledge of the key concepts in geography, environment and population is important and helpful for the design and conduct of research projects, such as the Honours thesis.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Melissa Nursey-Bray

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M11 (Honours Mark Scheme)
    GradeGrade reflects following criteria for allocation of gradeReported on Official Transcript
    Fail A mark between 1-49 F
    Third Class A mark between 50-59 3
    Second Class Div B A mark between 60-69 2B
    Second Class Div A A mark between 70-79 2A
    First Class A mark between 80-100 1
    Result Pending An interim result RP
    Continuing Continuing CN

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