Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Regular meetings with the subject coordinator |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||N/A|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||N/A|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/ |
CoordinatorDr Russell Drysdale
Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Land & Food Resources (building 142)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
|Subject Overview:||Students of this subject will undertake a course of directed reading and essay work of an approved topic. Areas of study include; what is meant by “geography”; what problems have been and are being faced by geography as an academic discipline; what makes geography valuable (or not!) as a discipline; what “matters” are compelling and in what sense; and what role can or should geography play. Permission to undertake this subject must be obtained from the Geography honours coordinator.|
|Objectives:||• To understand the current directions of research programs in geography |
• To gain some grounding in the history, philosophy or scope of the discipline of geography
• To be aware of the methodological principles underlying those research programs;
• To know the central findings of those research programs.
|Assessment:||Attendance of seminars (5%) |
Seminar journal (2000 words, due by the end of semester 2) 15%
3000-word essay (80%, due at the end of the semester)
|Prescribed Texts:||There is no prescribed text; reading materials will be provided.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||• To demonstrate advanced communication skills; |
• To demonstrate the ability and self-confidence to comprehend complex contemporary geographical debates and concepts.
• To be capable of undertaking directed research in one of those research programs.
Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) |
Bachelor of Environments (Honours) Environmental Geographies, Politics and Cultures |
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