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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.
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.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
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.
Engaged with the community
Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
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 $942.00
International fee $4,988.00
* 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