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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.
Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to: 1. Describe how places emerge from the intersection of social, political, economic and cultural processes. 2. Explain how places and environments shape human lives, in ways that may support or undermine wellbeing;3) Employ a range of qualitative and quantitative research techniques to investigate places and the processes which constitute them; and 4) Employ a range of geographical concepts and theories to explain the production of places.
3 lectures per week, 50 min each.1x 2-hour lab most weeks
Course Coordinator Term 1: David ConradsonCourse Coordinator Term 2: Malcolm Campbell
Domestic fee $916.00
International fee $4,750.00
* 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.
This course will not be offered if fewer than 50 people apply to enrol.
For further information see
School of Earth and Environment