GEOG110-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

People, Places and Environments

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020


This course draws on the insights of human geography to deepen your understanding of how people make places and shape environments. We examine the economic, social and cultural processes that create contemporary places and also consider their possible futures. Through practical work, you will learn some of the key methods and techniques available for describing and analyzing how places change.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

1. Describe how places emerge from the intersection of social, economic, political and cultural
2. Explain how places shape human lives, in both positive and less positive ways.
3. Employ a range of qualitative and quantitative research techniques to investigate places and
       the processes which constitute them.
4. Employ a range of geographical concepts and theories to explain the production of

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Biculturally competent and confident

Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.



Timetable Note

GEOG110 requires THREE hours at lectures per week, TWO hours in labs (starting in the second week) and FIVE to SEVEN hours independent work: preparing for classes, reviewing lecture notes, reading, completing the online tests and working on the two assignments.

Course Coordinator

Kelly Dombroski


Rita Dionisio


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Quizzes 25%
Essay 27 Mar 2020 20%
Assignment 15 May 2020 15%
Exam 40%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $867.00

International fee $4,250.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 50 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Earth and Environment .

All GEOG110 Occurrences

  • GEOG110-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020