GEOG110-23S1 (D) Semester One 2023 (Distance)

People, Places and Environments

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


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, 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.



Timetable Note

3 lectures per week, 50 min each.
1x 2-hour lab most weeks

Course Coordinators

Malcolm Campbell and David Conradson

Course Coordinator Term 1: David Conradson
Course Coordinator Term 2: Malcolm Campbell


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Essay 31 Mar 2023 30%
Compulsory lab and analysis report 25% Due Week 9, on day of lab
Mapping Assignment 31 May 2023 25%
Quizzes 20% Four online quizzes, each worth 5%, spaced throughout the semester

Indicative Fees

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.

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

  • GEOG110-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023
  • GEOG110-23S1 (D) Semester One 2023 (Distance)