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Undergraduate | CUR-GPH210 | 2023

Fieldwork Skills

Course information for 2023 intake

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Take the practical approach to studying geography. Learn how to design a research plan before hitting the field. See what role leadership and communication play. Bolster your work with the aid of focus groups, government data and archival research.

Study method
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks

Start dates

  • 29 May 2023
  • 27 Nov 2023
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About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. To inculcate in students an analytical approach towards their geographical environment through field study of a selected area and/or topic
    2. Practice a range of geographical fieldwork methods, and understand cross cultural and Indigenous research methods, as well as understand their benefits and limitations
    3. Plan creative and effective fieldwork types; construct basic fieldwork apparatus; introduce progression into fieldwork; use ICT in fieldwork
    4. Plan pre & post-fieldwork activities; value the social dimension associated with fieldwork (group work, leadership tasks, communication, cooperation etc.) and be able to assess risk and be aware of safety concerns.

Entry requirements


Note: Level 2 subjects normally assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area, e.g. from studying related Level 1 subjects or other relevant experience.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees

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Bachelor of Arts (Geography)

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Undergraduate Certificate in Geography

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