University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

GEOG 3024 - Geography Matters

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 6
Term: 4020
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 6 hours per week
Restriction: Available to students undertaking a Geography, Environment & Population Major only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange:
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: At least 15 units of Geography, Environment and Population Major courses
Assumed Knowledge: Basic knowledge of Geography
Assessment: Key concepts essay 30%, Tutorial portfolio 20%, Field trip report 40%, Attendance 10%

This is the capstone course for the Major in Geography and Environmental Studies. The course provides students with an opportunity to apply (and further develop) their geography and environmental analytic skills by investigating a practical problem in the field. The centrepiece of the course is a fieldtrip to the area under investigation. Each year, a practical problem or issue is selected. These field problems all require analysis from both social science and physical geography perspectives. Students form groups and are tasked with investigating and analysing the issue and recommending possible responses. Fieldwork is underpinned by a series of lectures which provide major philosophical and theoretical approaches to geographical and environmental problems. The analysis of data collected in fieldwork and the preparation of group reports is supported by a series of workshops.

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
4020 Mon 10/08/2020 Wed 19/08/2020 Fri 30/10/2020 Not Available

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Small Group Discovery
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20304 SG01 24 14 29 Jul - 16 Sep Wednesday 2pm - 5pm Engineering Sth, S111, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Wednesday 2pm - 5pm Engineering Sth, S111, Teaching Room