Geographies of Economy, Politics and Culture
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Use critical, reflexive and evidence-based reasoning to investigate economic, political and cultural geographies;
- Apply geographical research skills to generate insights into economic, political and cultural phenomena that are relevant to real problems;
- Communicate human geographical inquiry and insight through clear, effective and ethical writing, speaking and collaboration.
- Refer to Mylo for study topics
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
KGA171 or KGA172 or 25 credit points at Introductory level or higher
No additional requirements
All aspects of human life are geographical. Our lives take place in space. Spatial practices and ideas are central to individuals and societies: they help determine who and what belongs where, who controls and owns which resources, and who has what advantages or disadvantages. In this subject you develop skills of geographical inquiry that investigate and intervene in these human geographies. You explore the practical benefit of this inquiry through studying crucial challenges relating to economic value, political power and cultural identity. You analyse case studies from around the world on topics including precarious employment, sustainable and just development, decolonization, nationalism and migration. You apply field research techniques to investigate human lives in the context of ideas of place, territory, mobility, landscape and environment at diverse scales. The critical skills of reasoning, researching and communicating developed in this subject are valued by employers in social and environmental policy, planning, development, research and management.
This subject prepares you for advanced level subjects including TAS-KGA308 and TAS-KGA319.
- Short Essay Questions (25%)
- Tutorial Activity (30%)
- Research Project (45%)
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