GEOG 3029EX - International Study Tour: GEP III

External - Quadmester 4 - 2019

This international study tour is led by University of Adelaide teaching staff. It enables University of Adelaide students to learn about cities and/or regions through a guided immersive experience to diverse cities and/or regions in selected countries. Students will discover new approaches to city living and regional development and will contrast these approaches with their knowledge of the Australian context. The tours will address governance arrangements and the everyday routines that produce places. They will also examine key aspects of cities and/or regions which may include housing, sustainability initiatives, infrastructure and sub-cultures. Students will be required to complete intensive classes prior to their overseas component of the course. They will participate in seminars, lectures, site visits and observational exercises while on tour.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code GEOG 3029EX
    Course International Study Tour: GEP III
    Coordinating Unit Geography, Environment and Population
    Term Quadmester 4
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s External
    Units 3
    Contact Pre-departure and In-country 36 hours
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites At least 6 units of study at Level II
    Course Description This international study tour is led by University of Adelaide teaching staff. It enables University of Adelaide students to learn about cities and/or regions through a guided immersive experience to diverse cities and/or regions in selected countries. Students will discover new approaches to city living and regional development and will contrast these approaches with their knowledge of the Australian context. The tours will address governance arrangements and the everyday routines that produce places. They will also examine key aspects of cities and/or regions which may include housing, sustainability initiatives, infrastructure and sub-cultures. Students will be required to complete intensive classes prior to their overseas component of the course. They will participate in seminars, lectures, site visits and observational exercises while on tour.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Jennifer Bonham

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

    Week Beginning (dates TBA)  Topic
    14 Oct                                   Pre-departure seminar: Introduction (2 hours)
      4 Nov                                  Pre-departure seminar: Brief history of Freigburg and Berlin and their national political context
    18 Nov                                  Pre-departure seminar: Briefing on tour themes – student presentations
    25 Nov                                  Freiburg – National political context and urban governance; sustainability policies, implementation
                                                 and evaluation; social justice policies, implementation and evaluation; culture and place. Class based
                                                 presentations (mornings), Site visits and field tasks (afternoons)
      2 Dec                                  Berlin – National political context and urban governance; sustainability policies, implementation and
                                                 evaluation; social justice policies, implementation and evaluation; culture and place. Class based
                                                 presentations (mornings), Site visits and field tasks (afternoons)




  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    1. demonstrate an understanding of the institutional and everyday practices that produce places

    2. demonstrate an understanding of the experiences afforded by the spatial organisation of cities and/or regions

    3. better appreciate the issues faced by selected cities and/or regions

    4. show an enhanced ability to make informed comparisons between localities

    5. conduct research into cities and/or regions using primary and secondary sources

    6. demonstrate confidence in a foreign environment and a well-developed sense of social responsibility through engagement with local communities




    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1,2,3,4,5
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    1,2,3,4,5
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    5
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    6
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    6
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    No required texts for this course. All required reading will be made available on MyUni.
    Recommended Resources
    Recommended Resources will be made available via MyUni.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Teaching and Learning Modes:
    - Face-to-face lectures, seminars in Freiburg and Berlin
    - Site visits and field work tasks
    - Pre-departure preparatory reading
    - Assessment tasks
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    As a 3 Unit course, workload for the International Study Tour is 156 hours.


    Workload – Structured Learning                 Total Hours
    Pre-departure seminars                                   3 x 2 hour =   6 hours
    In-country seminars                                         10 x 3 hour = 30 hours
    In-country site visits and field work                  10 x 4 hour = 40 hours
                                                                              Total           = 76 hours


    Workload – Self-directed Learning              Total Hours
    Pre-departure reading and research              4 hours per week (6 weeks) = 24hours
    Assignment preparation                                  7 hours per week (8 weeks) = 56hours




     


     




     


     




     


    TOTAL = 156





    Learning Activities Summary
    Week Beginning           Topic
    14 Oct                           Pre-departure seminar: Introduction (2 hours)
      4 Nov                          Pre-departure seminar: Brief history of Cities/Regions and their national political context
    18 Nov                          Pre-departure seminar: Briefing on tour themes – student presentations
    25 Nov                          Freiburg – National political context and urban governance; sustainability policies, implementation and
                                         evaluation; social justice policies, implementation and evaluation; space and culture. Class based
                                         presentations (mornings), Site visits and field tasks (afternoons)
      2 Dec                          Berlin – National political context and urban governance; sustainability policies, implementation and
                                         evaluation; social justice policies, implementation and evaluation; space and culture. Class based                   
                                         presentations (mornings), Site visits and field tasks (afternoons)




    Specific Course Requirements
    Students must apply to the Course Coordinator to enrol in this course
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment                Description                                                                                           % weighting
    Research Essay          1500 word research essay comparing the study tour                            40%
                                       cities on a selected topic   
    Observational Study   500 word report which compares the findings of one                             20%
                                       observational task from each city
    Journal                        3000 word journal which critically reflects on each study tour theme     40%





    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.

    Submission
    Submission will be via MyUni
    Course Grading

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

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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