SOCIETY, PEOPLE AND PLACE

GEG1SPP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students focus on geographies of Society, People and Place. We deal with the structure of Australian society, examining issues related to the changing demographic and socio-economic status of populations, and the way in which space and social structures in society interact to shape the quality of life and a sense of place for Australian people. Students will be introduced to a range of debates and social policies related to current issues such as an ageing population, population size, internal migration, immigration, and a declining workforce base. Comparisons of the issues and the implication of major demographic and socio-economic trends will be made between metropolitan, regional and rural Australia, and other countries. Students will also be introduced to the theoretical foundations of regional community and community development, and the link between policy, practice and the understanding of the broader population characteristics and debates outlined above.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrew Butt

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAustralian cities: continuity and change,RecommendedForster, C.3RD EDN, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 2004
ReadingsThe transformation of Australia's population, 1970 to 2030,RecommendedKhoo, S. and McDonald, P. (eds)UNSW PRESS 2003
ReadingsUrban Geography: A Global PerspectiveRecommendedPacione, M.ROUTLEDGE UK 2005

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Exemplify theoretical traditions which have developed to investigate urban and rural life.

Activities:
lectures, tutorials, reading journal, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Speaking
Writing
Inquiry/ Research

02. Explain the current and future social and cultural underpinnings of rural and urban change through written, graphical and oral presentation of key ideas.

Activities:
lectures, tutorials, reading journal, online presentation, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Speaking
Life-Long Learning
Writing

03. Gain skills in understanding, obtaining and analysing various sources of quantitative and qualitative data relating to social change and population trends in Australia and elsewhere in order to provide critical and confident reporting of social trends in urban and rural Australia.

Activities:
lectures, tutorial, online presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking
Writing

04. Interpret contemporary population, settlement and demographic trends locally and globally.

Activities:
lectures, tutorials, online presentation, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Speaking
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research
Writing

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew Butt

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online presentation (equiv 1000 words)30 01, 02
Essay (1,700-word)40 02, 03, 04
Reading journal projects (1,300-words equivalent)The first two relate to infographic/online presentation themes, the final relates to essay topics30 01, 03

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew Butt

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online presentation (equiv 1000 words)30 01, 02
Essay (1,700-word)40 02, 03, 04
Reading journal projects (1,300-words equivalent)The first two relate to infographic/online presentation themes, the final relates to essay topics30 01, 03