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GEOG285 Southern Landscapes

International School, 12 points

Lectures: 24 June 2019 – 5 July 2019

Course Coordinator: Professor Michelle Thompson-Fawcett – michelle.thompson-fawcett@otago.ac.nz


This paper is available only to international students. Every student must have previously passed 36 points (or equivalent at an overseas institution. The commencement date for this paper is 1 June (students will not necessarily be in New Zealand but must complete prescribed preparatory readings before the commencement of the formal classes on 24 June. All work must be submitted for assessment no later than 31 August.


This course reviews the development of landscapes in the South Island of New Zealand. In the paper you will be introduced to the geological and structural development of the Southern Alps, the key drivers of landscape development, the impact of people on the environment and the current state of the environment. The emphasis throughout the paper will be on understanding the temporal and spatial dimensions of change and developing an ability to read landscapes and understand the causes and consequences of environmental change.

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A review of the development of landscapes in the South Island of New Zealand.

This paper introduces students to the geography of the southern South Island of New Zealand. It explores the interaction of physical processes and human activities, past and present, to understand the character and dynamics of regional landscape formation, and to identify possible future trends in environmental and landscape change in the future.

Paper title Southern Landscapes
Paper code GEOG285
Subject Geography
EFTS 0.1000
Points 12 points
Teaching period International School (1 June 2018 - 31 August 2018)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $692.30
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,995.20

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Schedule C
Arts and Music, Science
Notes
(i) This paper is available only to international students. (ii) Every student must have previously passed 36 points (or the equivalent at an overseas institution). (iii) The commencement date for this paper is 1 June (students will not necessarily be in New Zealand but must complete prescribed preparatory reading before the commencement of formal classes on 27 June). (iv) All work must be submitted for assessment no later than 31 August.
Teaching staff
Co-ordinator: Associate Professor Michelle Thompson-Fawcett
Learning Outcomes
Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on understanding the temporal and spatial dimensions of change and developing an ability to read landscapes and understand the causes and consequences of environmental change.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Paper Structure
Lecture topics will cover physical and biological processes from mountain building and erosion, to climate, soils and ecosystems; the arrival of Polynesian and European peoples; the transformation of land through resource development, settlements, agriculture and other activities; with an emphasis on the Central Otago region.
Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper
Contact
geography@otago.ac.nz
Teaching Arrangements
Field Details:Students will explore the diverse landscapes of Central Otago, and examine some of the key drivers of current landscape form, both natural and human related, and examine contemporary factors that have produced significant changes in recent years. There will also be a programme of practical work on campus, in which various methods and techniques for investigating landscape change will be employed.
Eligibility
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.

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Timetable

International School (1 June 2018 - 31 August 2018)

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 14:00-14:50 26
Monday 14:00-15:50 27
Tuesday 14:00-14:50 26
Wednesday 14:00-15:50 27
Thursday 10:00-11:50 28

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 14:00-15:50 27

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 10:00-11:50 28

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 11:00-12:50 28
Wednesday 10:00-10:50 27-28
Friday 14:00-15:50 26

A review of the development of landscapes in the South Island of New Zealand.

This paper introduces students to the geography of the southern South Island of New Zealand. It explores the interaction of physical process and human activities, past and present, to understand the character and dynamics of regional landscape formation, and to identify possible trends in evironmental and landscape change in the future.

Paper title Southern Landscapes
Paper code GEOG285
Subject Geography
EFTS 0.1000
Points 12 points
Teaching period International School (1 June 2019 - 31 August 2019)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2019 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Schedule C
Arts and Music, Science
Notes
(i) This paper is available only to international students. (ii) Every student must have previously passed 36 points (or the equivalent at an overseas institution). (iii) The commencement date for this paper is 1 June (students will not necessarily be in New Zealand but must complete prescribed preparatory reading before the commencement of formal classes on 27 June). (iv) All work must be submitted for assessment no later than 31 August.
Eligibility
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
Contact
geography@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Coordinator: Professor Michelle Thompson-Fawcett

Paper Structure

Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on deciphering the temporal and spatial dimensions of change and developing an ability to read landscapes and comprehend the multifarious causes and consequences of environmental change through a mix of articles, lectures, laboratories and field activities. In the field, students will explore the distinct landscapes of eastern and inland Otago: probe diverse interpretations of those landscapes; examine some of the key drivers of current landscape form, both natural and human related; and investigate contemporary factors that have produced significant changes in recent years. In the laboratory programme on campus, various methods and techniques for investigating climatological and hydrological change will be employed.

Teaching Arrangements

Lectures, workshops and tutorials as scheduled

Three fieldtrips to various locations in the South Island

This paper is 100% internally assessed

 

Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Teamwork.
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 field observations, analysis and creation of comprehensive and reflective journals.
  2. Experienced and skilled in analytical interpretation, and the preparation and production of laboratory and field reports.
  3. Experienced and skilled in developing a critical understanding and evaluation of some of the major concerns with regard to landscape change.

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Timetable

International School (1 June 2019 - 31 August 2019)

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 14:00-14:50 26
Monday 14:00-15:50 27
Tuesday 14:00-14:50 26
Wednesday 14:00-15:50 27
Thursday 10:00-11:50 28

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 14:00-15:50 27

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 10:00-11:50 27

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 11:00-12:50 28
Wednesday 10:00-10:50 27-28
Friday 14:00-15:50 26