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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction: Geography and Space-Time
    • Population: Demographic Transition
    • Population Aging
    • Population Migration
    • Globalisation and Culture Diversity
    • Indigenous people and Nature Conservation
    • Economic Geography: Livelihoods
    • Economic Geography: Core Periphery
    • Urbanisation and City Form
    • Gentrification
    • Creative Destruction: Sea and Tree Change Communities
    • Geography Matters

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

  1. discuss the concepts of space place and power distributions in the make-up of society
  2. examine the cultural economic and environmental dimensions of world population growth and trends
  3. critically analyse the relationships between the changing economic structure of society and the environmental impact of human activity
  4. apply critical skills in the interpretation and analysis data
  5. synthesise the analytical skills by evaluating and reporting on a specific Human Geography challenge
  6. demonstrate an understanding of plagiarism, paraphrasing and the principles of Academic Integrity.
  • Assignment 1 - Essay (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Report (40%)
  • Assignment 3 - Test (20%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

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.

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.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

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