An introduction to human geography which emphasises population, cultural and human behavioural issues, resource and economic development and settlement systems. Includes laboratory studies, tutorials and field work.
Human Geography is the study of human activity within different spatial settings.
It is concerned with different patterns and processes in human behaviour, meanings
and interaction within social, economic, political and cultural environments, and
focuses on human-spatial relations within different places at local, regional, national
and global scales.
Human Geography examines the crucial relationship between people and the environment thus offering students the skills, knowledge and values to work on many real world problems. The skills learnt in this course are those used by researchers and professionals in many disciplines.
|Paper title||Human Geography|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,038.45|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,492.80|
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Science
- More information link
- View further information about GEOG 102
- Teaching staff
- Co-ordinator: Associate Professor Michelle
Teaching Fellow Ben Varkalis
- Paper Structure
- Lectures cover four modules:
- People, urbanisation and the economy
- People, cities and diversity
- People, power and territory
- People, the environment and development
- Teaching Arrangements
- Library Research Exercise = 5%
- Essay Preparations = 5%
- Essay = 15%
- Video Reflections = 10%
- Poster = 10%
- Evaluating Conflicting Arguments 5%
- Final Exam = 50%
- Text books are not required for this paper: a course reader can be purchased from the University copy shop or accessed from the Central Library.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication,
Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Environmental literacy, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- By the end of this paper students should have:
- A good understanding of the content, key concepts and core sub-disciplines in contemporary Human Geography
- Be familiar with, and be able to apply, basic methods of study and techniques of analysis in Human Geography
- Be able to interact and communicate effectively as a member of a small group
- Be able to analyse critically and to communicate your analysis effectively, both orally and in writing
- Be well prepared to progress to second-year papers in Geography and to apply geographical perspectives in other subjects you may be studying