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- 29 Aug 2022
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- identify key theoretical, conceptual and empirical ideas relating to geographical analysis of contemporary issues at different spatial levels
- determine how urbanisation and other social processes generate spatial changes for a variety of different groups and species.
- analyse how socio-cultural values and local economic factors interact with global processes to influence environmental conditions and ecologies at the local level.
- apply analytical skills to interpret analyse and synthesise geospatial and other data from a variety of sources and communicate information effectively.
- Week 1: Introduction
- Week 2: Conceptualising Place
- Week 3: Conceptualising Landscape
- Week 4: Cultural Ecology
- Week 5: Conceptualising Regions
- Week 6: Landscape Management
- Week 7: Consultation
- Week 8: Project preparation
- Week 9: Cultural Ecology Project
- Week 10: Cultural Ecology Project
- Week 11: Synthesising Findings and Discussion
- Week 12: Review
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- CUR-GPH310-Geographies of Health (No longer available)
No additional requirements
This subject was previously known as Places Landscapes Regions.
This subject uses the concept of cultural landscapes, and the related concepts of place and territory, to understand and analyse the character and pressures on environments. The subject will equip students to understand, explain and apply geographical analysis to contemporary issues at different spatial scales. These issues include climate change, urbanisation, land use, human-nature relations, and ecological degradation. There is a strong emphasis on the development of technical skills using ESRI ArcGIS applications as they provide an excellent platform for exploring the layers of a landscape.
Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.
- Practical Exercise (50%)
- Research report (50%)
Current study term: 28 Aug 22 to 27 Nov 22
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