6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2017 (Day)
The unit may be offered as part of the Summer Arts ProgramSummer Arts Program (http://www.monash.edu/students/courses/arts/summer-program.html).
This unit aims to equip students with basic concepts in human geography required to understand, interpret and synthesise information on the world around us. It creates a foundation for advanced studies in geography by providing a broad understanding of human interaction with the environment.
Upon satisfactory completion of this subject, students will be able to
- Understand similarities and differences between places, localities and areas in a wide range of the human landscape.
- Understand interactions between people and their environments at a variety of geographical scales ranging from local, through regional and national to, increasingly, global.
- Synthesise and interpret relevant material and to communicate ideas to others in a coherent manner, by either written or verbal means.
- Be familiar and proficient with some simple techniques for conducting research and analysing data.
Within semester assessment: 55% + Exam: 45%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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