GEOG110-17S1 (C) Semester One 2017

Human Geography: People, Process, Place

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
20 Feb 2017 - 25 Jun 2017

Description

This course draws on the insights of human geography to deepen our understanding of how places are made and inhabited. We examine the economic, social and cultural processes that create contemporary places and also consider their possible futures. Through practical work, we introduce some of the key methods and techniques available for documenting and examining how places change.

Welcome to GEOG110, a course which explores places and the processes which create them. Whether we think of cities, towns or neighbourhoods, places shape what we can do, how we feel and what we will become.  Yet places may become so familiar that we overlook their nature and influence on our lives.  We may also forget that places can be changed, for better and worse.

The course examines how places come to have certain characteristics and how this affects the people living in them.  We will look at the economic, political, population and planning dimension of places, addressing a series of questions.  Why do some areas enjoy economic prosperity and affluence, while others suffer serious economic decline?  What determines the kinds of behaviours and identities that are possible in particular places? How can we understand the population characteristics of cities and regions? And how might we develop policies to foster health and well-being within places?  

We will use the insights and methods of human geography to explore these kinds of questions.  We expect you to take a proactive approach to your own learning through the course, by attending and engaging with the lectures, laboratories and project work.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

1. Understand how places emerge through the intersection of social, economic, political and cultural processes.
2. Understand how places shape human lives, in both positive and less positive ways.
3. Employ a range of quantitative and qualitative research techniques to investigate places and the processes which constitute them.
4. Critically employ a range of geographical concepts and theories to understand the production of places.

Restrictions

GEOG107

Timetable 2017

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 E6 Lecture Theatre 20 Feb - 9 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 E7 Lecture Theatre 20 Feb - 9 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 C2 Lecture Theatre 20 Feb - 9 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 Logie 105 (7/3, 21/3-28/3)
Erskine 010 Crypt 2 (28/2, 2/5, 16/5)
- (14/3)
27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
02 Thursday 16:00 - 18:00 Erskine 010 Crypt 2 (2/3, 4/5, 18/5)
Eng Core 119 Meeting Room 3 (9/3, 23/3-30/3)
- (16/3)
27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
03 Thursday 09:00 - 11:00 Erskine 010 Crypt 2 (2/3, 4/5, 18/5)
Eng Core 119 Meeting Room 3 (9/3, 23/3-30/3)
- (16/3)
27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
04 Thursday 12:00 - 14:00 Erskine 010 Crypt 2 (2/3, 4/5, 18/5)
Psychology - Sociology 151 (9/3, 23/3-30/3)
- (16/3)
27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May

Course Coordinators

David Conradson and Kelly Dombroski

Lecturers

Angela Curl and Malcolm Campbell

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $817.00

International fee $3,525.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 50 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Geography.

All GEOG110 Occurrences

  • GEOG110-17S1 (C) Semester One 2017