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GEOG379 Special Topic in Human Geography

Topics of current interest in human geography; tutorials, field and practical work as required.

Health and wellbeing appears to be everywhere: public health campaigns on billboards, the odd advertisement on TV or it simply may be a chat with your class mates about how you feel today. Health and wellbeing is multifaceted, complex and not always easy to come to terms with.
GEOG 379 explores the roles that physical and social environments play for inequalities in health and wellbeing. It looks across scales and spaces to explore concepts and debates on social justice.

Paper title Special Topic in Human Geography
Paper code GEOG379
Subject Geography
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,320.00

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Prerequisite
GEOG 102 or 108 points
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Science
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this paper, GEOG 379 students should have:
  • Become familiar with the theoretical traditions used to explain the geographies of health and wellbeing
  • Gained an advanced understanding of how social and physical processes as well as individual experiences shape health and wellbeing within and across different scales, spaces and places
  • Gained an advanced understanding of and apply key concepts, major debates in and theoretical frameworks developed for the contemporary geographies of health and wellbeing to real world examples from the local to the global scale
  • Understood, applied and critically engaged with these key concepts and debates in relation to everyday life situations
  • Demonstrated the relevance of critical and reflexive engagement with a geographical perspective on health and wellbeing in understanding the dynamic, pluralistic, contested and interdisciplinary field of health and wellbeing
Teaching staff
Coordinator: Dr Christina Erlger
Contact
geography@otago.ac.nz
Textbooks
A text book is not required for the course, but it is highly recommended to look at:

Brown, T., McLafferty, S.L., Moon, G. and Ebooks, C. 2009. A Companion to Health and Medical Geography, Chichester, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Additional key readings will also be available on Blackboard.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36, 38-41
Thursday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36, 38-41

Other Teaching

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Saturday 09:00-15:50 37

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T3 Friday 12:00-12:50 29-33, 36, 38, 40-41

Topics of current interest in human geography; tutorials, field and practical work as required.

Health and wellbeing appears to be everywhere: public health campaigns on billboards, the odd advertisement on TV or it simply may be a chat with your class mates about how you feel today. Health and wellbeing is multifaceted, complex and not always easy to come to terms with.
GEOG 379 explores the roles that physical and social environments play for inequalities in health and wellbeing. It looks across scales and spaces to explore concepts and debates on social justice.

Paper title Special Topic in Human Geography
Paper code GEOG379
Subject Geography
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
GEOG 102 or 108 points
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Science
Contact
geography@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Involvement from various staff in the Department of Geography
Textbooks
A text book is not required for the course
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
To gain greater knowledge in topics of current interest in Geography.

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Timetable

Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard