SOCIETY, PEOPLE AND PLACE

GEG1SPP

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Society, People and Place provides an introduction to Human Geography by exploring how our worlds are shaped through the complex relationships between people, culture and our built and natural environment. It aims to evoke your geographical imagination in learning how we view and experience the world, particularly an awareness of how place, space and the environment shape human life. Key concepts and methods in thinking geographically are introduced and require thinking and asking questions about the world, from everyday life to the global scale, by critically engaging with academic texts, popular media, data and visual analysis.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Provide examples of theoretical traditions which have developed to investigate urban and rural life.

Activities:
lectures, tutorials, opinion posts, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

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

Activities:
lectures, tutorials, opinion posts, infographic, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Develop 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, infographic
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

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

Activities:
lectures, tutorials, infographic, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Kennedy

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*
Infographic (equiv 1000 words)30 01, 02, 03, 04
Essay (1,700-word)40 01, 02, 03, 04
3 x 350 word opinion posts (1, 050 words equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Kennedy

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*
Infographic (equiv 1000 words)30 01, 02, 03, 04
Essay (1,700-word)40 01, 02, 03, 04
3 x 350 word opinion posts (1, 050 words equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04