GEOS1601 – Population, Environment, Society

GEOS1601 - Population, Environment, Society Geography explores spatial distributions of, and interactions between, people and natural environments. As such, geographers describe and explore the living spaces of humans and the resulting physical and spatial structures of populations, the environment and society. This course uses a geographical focus to show how people and the environments and places they live in are inextricably linked. We examine how these linkages change through time, so we are interested in understanding processes and the underlying causes of change. We examine issues such as population, migration, sustainability, and food security. Students will learn about the importance of scale (Global, National, Local) and context (Who, What, Why, Where, When, and How) to scientific enquiry and to the examination of societal challenges. A strong emphasis is placed on problem solving and the introduction of social methodological skills.

Session 2, 2017

Study level: Undergraduate

6 units of credit

Hours per week: 3 - 2 hours lectures, 1 hour tutorials

Number of weeks: 12.

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Coordinator: Danielle Drozdzewski


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