Geography

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Geography

For a major in Geography, the minimum requirement is 24 credit points from senior units of study comprising:
(i) GEOS3333/3933 or GEOS3053/3953, and
(ii) any of GEOS3520/3920, GEOS3524/3924, GEOS3009/3909, GEOS3014/3914, GEOS3103/3803, ENVI3111/3911 and ENVI3112/3912
Please refer to the Science Faculty website for details of the major, http://sydney.edu.au/science/
Junior units of study
GEOS1001
Earth, Environment and Society
6    N GEOS1901 or GEOG1001 or GEOG1002 or GEOL1001 or GEOL1002 or GEOL1902 or ENSY1001
Semester 1
GEOS1901
Earth, Environment and Society Advanced
6    A (ATAR 90 or above) or equivalent
N GEOS1001 or GEOG1001 or GEOG1002 or GEOL1001 or GEOL1002 or GEOL1902 or ENSY1001
Semester 1
GEOS1002
Introductory Geography
6    N GEOS1902 or GEOG1001 or GEOG1002
Semester 2
GEOS1902
Introductory Geography (Advanced)
6    A (ATAR 90 or above) or equivalent
N GEOS1002 or GEOG1001 or GEOG1002
Semester 2
Intermediate units of study
GEOS2111
Natural Hazards: a GIS Approach
6    P 6 credit points of Junior Geosciences units
N GEOS2911


Staff will organize a non-compulsory half-day weekend field excursion to explore local Sydney hazards for interested students.
Semester 1
GEOS2911
Natural Hazards: A GIS Approach (Adv)
6    P A mark of 75 in a 6 credit point Junior Geosciences unit of study
N GEOS2111


Staff will organize a non-compulsory half-day weekend field excursion to explore local Sydney hazards for interested students.
Semester 1
GEOS2115
Oceans, Coasts and Climate Change
6    A GEOG1001 or GEOL1001 or GEOL1002 or GEOS1003 or GEOS1903 or ENVI1002 or GEOL1902 or GEOL1501
P 24 credit points from Junior Units of Study
N GEOS2915 or MARS2006
Semester 1
GEOS2915
Oceans, Coasts and Climate Change (Adv)
6    A GEOG1001 or GEOL1001 or GEOL1002 or GEOS1003 or GEOS1903 or ENVI1002 or GEOL1902 or GEOL1501
P Distinction average in 48 credit points from Junior units of study.
N GEOS2115 or MARS2006
Semester 1
GEOS2121
Environmental and Resource Management
6    P 6 credit points of first year Geosciences units or ECOP1001 or ECOP1002
N GEOS2921
Semester 2
GEOS2921
Environmental and Resource Management (Adv)
6    P A mark of 75 in a 6 credit point Junior Geosciences unit of study or a mark of 75 in ECOP1001 or ECOP1002
N GEOS2121
Semester 2
GEOS2123
The Geography of Cities and Regions
6    P 6 credit points of first year Geosciences units or ECOP1001 or ECOP1002
N GEOS2923
Semester 1
GEOS2923
The Geography of Cities and Regions (Adv)
6    P A mark of 75 in a 6 credit point Junior Geosciences unit of study or a mark of 75 in ECOP1001 or ECOP1002
N GEOS2123
Semester 1
Senior units of study
Students must complete at least one of the following core units of study:
GEOS3053
Southeast Asia Field School
6    P 6 credit points of Intermediate units of study in Geography.
N GEOG3201 or GEOS3953


Students must contact the unit coordinator no later than September in the year before taking this unit.
Intensive July
GEOS3953
Southeast Asia Field School (Adv)
6    P 6 credit points of Intermediate units of study in Geography.
N GEOS3053


Students must contact the unit coordinator no later than September in the year before taking this unit.
Intensive July
GEOS3333
Geographical Concepts, Skills and Methods
6    A Basic knowledge of ARC GIS software.
P 24 credit points of Intermediate units of study, including 6 credit points from following (GEOS2112 or GEOS2912 or GEOS2123 or GEOS2923 or GEOS2115 or GEOS2915 or GEOS2121 or GEOS2921 or SOIL2002 or LWSC2002)
N GEOS3933
Semester 2
GEOS3933
Geog. Concepts, Skills and Methods (Adv)
6    A Basic knowledge of ARC GIS software.
P Distinction average in 24 credit points of Intermediate units of study including 6 credit points from one of the following units: GEOS2112, GEOS2912, GEOS2123, GEOS2923, GEOS2115, GEOS2915, GEOS2121, GEOS2921, SOIL2002, LWSC2002.
N GEOS3333
Semester 2
Senior elective units of study
GEOS3009
Coastal Environments and Processes
6    P (6 credit points of Intermediate Geoscience units) and (6 further credit points of Intermediate Geoscience or 6 credit points of Physics or Mathematics or Information Technology or Engineering units) or ((MARS2005 or MARS2905) and (MARS2006 or MARS2906))
N GEOS3909 or MARS3003 or MARS3105
Semester 1
GEOS3909
Coastal Environments and Processes (Adv)
6    P Distinction average in (6 credit points of Intermediate Geoscience units) and (6 further credit points of Intermediate Geoscience or 6 credit points of Physics, Mathematics, Information Technology or Engineering units) or ((MARS2005 or MARS2905) and (MARS2006 or MARS2906))
N GEOS3009 or MARS3003 or MARS3105


A distinction average in prior Geography or Geology units is normally required for admission. This requirement may be varied and students should consult the unit of study coordinator.
Semester 1
GEOS3014
GIS in Coastal Management
6    P Either 12 credit points of Intermediate Geoscience units or [(GEOS2115, GEOS2915) and (BIOL2018 or BIOL2918 or BIOL2024 or BIOL2924 or BIOL2028 or BIOL2928)]
N GEOS3914 or MARS3104
Semester 2
GEOS3914
GIS in Coastal Management (Advanced)
6    P Distinction average in either 12 credit points of Intermediate Geoscience units or [(GEOS2115 or GEOS2915) and (BIOL2018 or BIOL2918 or BIOL2024 or BIOL2924 or BIOL2028 or BIOL2928)].
N GEOS3014 or MARS3104


A distinction average in prior Geography, Geology or Marine Science units of study is normally required for admission. This requirement may be varied and students should consult the unit of study coordinator.
Semester 2
GEOS3103
Environmental and Sedimentary Geology
6    A (GEOS1003 or GEOS1903) and GEOS2124
P ((GEOS2124 or GEOS2924) and (GEOS2111 or GEOS2911 or GEOS2114 or GEOS2914 or GEOS2113 or GEOS2913)), or ((GEOS1003 or GEOS1903) and 24 credit points of Intermediate Science units of study)
N GEOS3803
Semester 2
GEOS3803
Environmental and Sedimentary Geology(Adv)
6    A (GEOS1003 or GEOS1903) and GEOS2124
P Distinctions in (GEOS2114 or GEOS2914) and (GEOS2124 or GEOS2924)
N GEOS3103


Prerequisites: Students who have a credit average for all Geoscience units may enrol in this unit with permission of the Head of School.
Semester 2
GEOS3520
Urban Citizenship and Sustainability
6    P 24 credit points of Intermediate units of study, including 6 credit points from the following (GEOS2112 or GEOS2912 or GEOS2123 or GEOS2923 or GEOS2115 or GEOS2915 or GEOS2121 or GEOS2921 or SOILS2002 or LWSC2002)
N GEOS3920
Semester 1
GEOS3920
Urban Citizenship and Sustainability (Adv)
6    P Distinction average in 24 credit points of Intermediate units of study including 6 credit points from one of the following units: GEOS2112, GEOS2912, GEOS2123, GEOS2923, GEOS2115, GEOS2915, GEOS2121, GEOS2921, SOIL2002, LWSC2002
N GEOS3520
Semester 1
GEOS3524
Global Development and Livelihoods
6    P 24 credit points of Intermediate units of study including 6 credit points of Intermediate Geoscience
N GEOS3924 or GEOS2112 or GEOS2912
Semester 1
GEOS3924
Global Development and Livelihoods (Adv)
6    P 24 credit points of Intermediate units of study, including a distinction in 6 credit points of Intermediate Geoscience
N GEOS3524 or GEOS2112 or GEOS2912
Semester 1
ENVI3111
Environmental Law and Ethics
6    P 12 credit points of Intermediate units
N ENVI3911
Semester 1
ENVI3911
Environmental Law and Ethics (Advanced)
6    P Distinction average across 12 credit points of Intermediate units
N ENVI3111
Semester 1
ENVI3112
Environmental Assessment
6    P (GEOS2121 or GEOS2921) and 6 credit points of Intermediate units
N ENVI3912
Semester 2
ENVI3912
Environmental Assessment (Advanced)
6    P Distinction average in ((GEOS2121 or GEOS2921) and 6 credit points of Intermediate units)
N ENVI3112
Semester 2