MAPPING THE WORLD: VISUALISING AND UNDERSTANDING SPACE IN THE PAST AND PRESENT

ARC1MAP

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The world is increasingly understood through maps and associated images. This subject introduces concepts and perceptions of geographical space and relationships in different cultures, past and present. It introduces fundamental principles of mapping, tracing developments in techniques and visual presentation from the earliest instances of mapping, through the Age of Exploration, to the modern era of digital cartography. The subject engages with our many uses of maps across disciplines, focussing on critical and creative visual thinking; the tutorial sessions provide hands-on experience in the development and analysis of spatial information.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJessie Birkett-Rees

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 conditions Core subject at first-year level in ABAR - Bachelor of Archaeology

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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJessie Birkett-Rees

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 1,500-word essay40
one 1,000-word tutorial assignment30
one 1,500-word practical assignment30