GEOG211-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Environmental Processes: Research Practice

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


This course provides a field and practical based approach to investigating at least one major earth process from an integrated perspective. It is centred on a residential field trip to the Cass Basin Arthurs Pass. The learning is project oriented and includes the development of a project from the initial idea, through the development of the skills and techniques required to conduct the fieldwork and produce the written project report. Assessment is based on a combination of assessed practicals and the field work research project report.

It is highly recommended that this course be taken in conjunction with GEOG201. GEOG201 broadens the nature of this course by developing the theory behind field techniques taught in GEOG211.

Learning Outcomes

  • Familiarity with, and competence in, a range of field techniques used in collection and analysis of climatological data;
  • Familiarity with, and basic competency in, the use of spreadsheet and related software for data analysis, including introductory statistical work, bivariate analysis, and time series analysis;
  • Ability to conduct a climatological field research project, to analyse data collected during the research, and to communicate it effectively in the form of a presentation and a written research report.
    • 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.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      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.

      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.


Any 30 points of 100 level geography, or
entry with the approval of the Head of Department.


GEOG201 prior to 2009


Timetable Note

• Lectures 2 Hours per week
• Tutorials 2 Hours per week
• 5-day Field trip (sometime during April 7 to April 13, 2021)

Course Coordinator

Peyman Zawar-Reza


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Online Quizz 30%
Mid-term Test 20%
Final Report 50%


Pre-requisites: GEOG106 and ENVR101

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $877.00

International fee $4,438.00

* 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.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 42

For further information see School of Earth and Environment .

All GEOG211 Occurrences

  • GEOG211-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021