Human Geography - 2018

Unit summary

GPH100

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Essay (30%) , Report (30%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 820.00
HECS 820.00
International 1,070.00

This unit was previously known as GPH11 Introduction to Human Geography.

This unit provides an introduction to human geography in global, national, regional and local contexts. Main topics include: population growth; fertility and mortality; migration, voluntary and forced; spatial patterns of cultural differentiation; development of and changes in economic activity; urbanisation; and the relationships between people, resource use and the environment.

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At the completion of this unit students will have been:

  1. discuss the concepts of space place and power distributions in the make-up of society
  2. recognise the cultural economic and environmental dimensions of world population growth and trends
  3. analyse the relationships between the changing economic structure of society and the environmental impact of human activity
  4. develop skills in the interpretation and analysis of data.
  • Essay (30%)
  • Report (30%)
  • Test (40%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Introduction: Space, Place and Globalisation
2Globalisation and Cultural GeographyPopulation (Demography)
3Population: Crisis or Crises?
4Migration
5Geographies of Language
6Political Geographies: Geography of Power and the Power of Geography
7Urban Geographies: The Urban Order
8Geographies of Development
9Economic Geographies
10Agricultural Geographies
11Environmental Challenges

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

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This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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