Where in the World? Australia's Human Geography
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- 28 Jun 2021
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Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- demonstrate how economic, demographic, social and ecological forces interact to influence the nature and location of human activity in Australia;
- demonstrate an understanding of the patterns of development that are occurring in Australia;
- recognise the impact of change at a variety of geographic scales; and
- demonstrate a proficiency in foundation level geographic, research and communication skills.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
Candidature in Diploma in Arts
- EquipmentDetails - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- SoftwareDetails - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- OtherDetails - Use for textbook information:
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Australia is increasingly being influenced by far-reaching economic, demographic and social processes, many of which originate elsewhere in the globe. This subject explores the ways in which Australian urban and rural regions are being impacted by these global dynamics but also explores how, in turn, rural and urban communities interpret and influence these changes. This subject investigates some of the most important issues currently confronting Australian society: the population/ecological (im)balance; the ongoing restructuring of key Australian industries such as mining, manufacturing and agriculture; the declining fortunes of country towns; and the social, economic and ecological issues facing Australian cities. Students will develop an understanding of the core concepts, techniques and practices of human geography through the subjects's exploration of how 'real' urban and rural places are made out of a combination of the local environment and past and present patterns of economic development, population change, and social and cultural practices.
Assessment 1 Library Exercise - Online: 250 words. Relates to Learning Outcome 4 Assessment 2 Essay: 1500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Assessment 3 Take Home Exam: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4
- Library Exercise - Online (10%)
- Take Home Exam - 2 hrs 15 mins (60%)
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.