China Field Class

Subject 121-320 (2009)

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Credit Points: 25.00
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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Time Commitment: Total Time Commitment: Not available

Usually completion of 200 points including at least 50 points from subjects in geography, urban planning, environmental studies and environmental science at second/third year or permission of the subject coordinator. ( 121-023: China in Transition is recommended).

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Subject Overview:

This subject consists of a three-week field trip to China in July with some pre-departure seminars in Melbourne and information sessions in Semester 1. The subject is designed to develop students' interests in Asia, in China in particular, and in the impacts of economic and social development on the environment. While in China, students will interact with local academics and environmental managers who will inform them about issues and processes in China. This will be supplemented by site visits. The field trip will be under the supervision of the subject coordinators. Students are responsible for the cost of airfares, accommodation and food.


A field diary of 3000 words, 40% (due the third Friday of semester) and your own group project report (arising from group project work) of 5000 words, 60% (due the first Monday after the non-teaching week).

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:
  • develop field-based and cross-cultural research skills

  • illustrate a good understanding of the impacts of economic and social development on the environment in a society undergoing rapid economic and social change

  • work effectively in a teamwork situation


This is a quota subject. Quota forms can be obtained from the School reception or via the Geography program web page. Students who have completed 121-433 China Field Class may not enrol in this subject.

Students enrolled in the BSc (pre-2008 degree), or a combined BSc course (except for the BA/BSc) will receive science credit for the completion of this subject.

Related Course(s): Diploma in Arts (Geography)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Environmental Geographies, Politics and Cultures
Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies Major
Geography Major

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