Subject details

At the completion of this subject 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.
    • Introduction: Space, Place and Globalisation
    • Globalisation and Cultural GeographyPopulation (Demography)
    • Population: Crisis or Crises?
    • Migration
    • Geographies of Language
    • Political Geographies: Geography of Power and the Power of Geography
    • Urban Geographies: The Urban Order
    • Geographies of Development
    • Economic Geographies
    • Agricultural Geographies
    • Environmental Challenges
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online materials

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

Equivalent subjects

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

Special requirements

No special requirements

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

This subject 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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  • Essay (40%)
  • Report (40%)
  • Test (20%)

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Textbook information is pending.

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