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GEOG470 A Research Topic in Geography

Paper title A Research Topic in Geography
Paper code GEOG470
Subject Geography
EFTS 0.3333
Points 40 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,513.08
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $10,298.97

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Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course it is intended that you should be:
  1. Experienced and skilled in the preparation and presentation of a written research report
  2. Experienced and skilled in using published literature to identify, understand and critically evaluate a particular issue or problem.
Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.
Teaching Arrangements
The requirements of GEOG 470 are one written assignment of no more than 7500 words worth 100% of the final grade.
Postgraduate seminars, offered by the Department of Geography, are relevant to the research process and are designed with GEOG 470 students in mind. Attendance at these seminars is compulsory
Teaching staff
Each student will be supervised by the member of staff most relevant to the proposed area of research.
Contact
geography@otago.ac.nz
Paper Structure
GEOG 470 has four primary objectives:
  1. To identify a specific topic relevant to your degree programme, and your particular field on interest. The topic might be an applied one (more typically for BAppSc students) or more theoretically based (more typically for PGDipArts/Science students). It is likely to have New Zealand and international relevance and normally this will be reflected in the report.
  2. To identify an aim for your research based on one or more of the following, in discussion with your supervisor
    1. Critical review of a current debate in a particular discipline or sub-discipline
    2. Investigate the current understanding of an issue or problem (with critical analysis) and/or
    3. Current management approaches to an issue or problem and/or
    4. Practical options for dealing with an issue or problem (tools, techniques etc.)
  3. To use secondary sources (research literature, plus other substantive documentary sources such as official reports etc.
  4. To produce a review paper, properly referenced, with relevant supporting material (graphics, tables, etc.)
Eligibility
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.

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Timetable

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard
Paper title A Research Topic in Geography
Paper code GEOG470
Subject Geography
EFTS 0.3333
Points 40 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,563.41
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $10,710.93

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Eligibility
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
Contact
geography@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Co-ordinator: Dr Ralf Ohlemuller

Each student will be supervised by the member of staff most relevant to the proposed area of research.
Paper Structure
GEOG 470 has four primary objectives:
  1. To identify a specific topic relevant to your degree programme, and your particular field on interest. The topic might be an applied one (more typically for BAppSc students) or more theoretically based (more typically for PGDipArts/Science students). It is likely to have New Zealand and international relevance and normally this will be reflected in the report.
  2. To identify an aim for your research based on one or more of the following, in discussion with your supervisor
    1. Critical review of a current debate in a particular discipline or sub-discipline
    2. Investigate the current understanding of an issue or problem (with critical analysis) and/or
    3. Current management approaches to an issue or problem and/or
    4. Practical options for dealing with an issue or problem (tools, techniques etc.)
  3. To use secondary sources (research literature, plus other substantive documentary sources such as official reports etc.
  4. To produce a review paper, properly referenced, with relevant supporting material (graphics, tables, etc.)
Teaching Arrangements
The requirements of GEOG 470 are one written assignment of no more than 7500 words worth 100% of the final grade.
Postgraduate seminars, offered by the Department of Geography, are relevant to the research process and are designed with GEOG 470 students in mind. Attendance at these seminars is compulsory.
Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course it is intended that you should be:
  1. Experienced and skilled in the preparation and presentation of a written research report
  2. Experienced and skilled in using published literature to identify, understand and critically evaluate a particular issue or problem.

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Timetable

Full Year

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