The Geography of Cities and Regions (GEOS2123)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit of study reviews the approaches used by Geographers to examine urban and regional areas. Lectures consider how Geographers understand the concepts of 'space', 'place', 'territory' and 'region'. These concepts are then deployed to practical questions about urban and rural development, using examples from both Australia and overseas. Lecture-based delivery of these issues is complemented by field-trips and the use of GIS to analyse and map relevant socio-economic data from the Population Census and other sources.

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Classes

2 one hour lectures per week, 12 hours of practical work per semester

Assessment

One 2hr exam, one 2000w fieldwork report, one 1500w prac assignment (100%)

Practical work

16 hours of Fieldwork

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

24 credit points of Junior Science Units of Study, including first year geosciences or ECOP1001 or ECOP1002

Prohibitions

GEOG2411, GEOS2923

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