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 ENSY1001, GEOS1901, GEOL1001, GEOG1001, GEOG1002, GEOL1002, GEOL1902
Semester 1
GEOS1901
Earth, Environment and Society Advanced
6    P An ATAR above 93 is normally required for admission. This requirement may be varied and students should consult the unit of study coordinator.
N GEOG1002, GEOL1002, ENSY1001, GEOL1001, GEOL1902, GEOS1001, GEOG1001

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
GEOS1002
Introductory Geography
6    N GEOG1001, GEOS1902, GEOG1002
Semester 2
GEOS1902
Introductory Geography (Advanced)
6    P An ATAR equivalent) above 93 is normally required for admission. This requirement may be varied and students should consult the unit of study coordinator.
N GEOG1002, GEOS1002, GEOG1001

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
Intermediate units of study
GEOS2111
Natural Hazards: a GIS Approach
6    P 24 credit points of Junior Science units of study, including 6 credit points of first year Geosciences units
N GEOS2911, GEOG2411
Semester 1
GEOS2111
Natural Hazards: a GIS Approach
6    P 24 credit points of Junior Science units of study, including 6 credit points of first year Geosciences units
N GEOS2911, GEOG2411
Semester 1
GEOS2911
Natural Hazards: a GIS Approach Advanced
6    P 24 credit points of Junior Science units of study, including 6 credit points of first year Geosciences units
N GEOS2111, GEOG2411
Semester 1
GEOS2115
Oceans, Coasts and Climate Change
6    A At least one of (GEOG1001, GEOL1001, GEOL1002, GEOS1003, GEOS1903, ENVI1002, GEOL1902, GEOL1501)
P 48 credit points from Junior Units of Study
N MARS2006, GEOS2915
Semester 1
GEOS2915
Oceans, Coasts and Climate Change (Adv)
6    A (GEOG1001, GEOL1001, GEOL1002, GEOS1003, GEOS1903, ENVI1002, GEOL1902, GEOL1501)
P Distinction average in 48 credit points from Junior units of study.
N GEOS2115, MARS2006
Semester 1
GEOS2121
Environmental and Resource Management
6    P 24 credit points of Junior units of study, including 6 credit points of Junior Geoscience or ECOP1001 or ECOP1002
N GEOG2421, GEOS2921, GEOL2202
Semester 2
GEOS2921
Environmental & Resource Management Adv
6    P 6 credit points from Level 1 minimum Distinction (Geography, Geology, ECOP1001, ECOP1002, Geophysics)
N GEOL2202, GEOG2421, GEOS2121
Semester 2
GEOS2123
The Geography of Cities and Regions
6    P 24 credit points of Junior Science Units of Study, including first year geosciences or ECOP1001 or ECOP1002
N GEOS2923, GEOG2411
Semester 1
GEOS2923
The Geography of Cities & Regions (Adv)
6    P 24 credit points of Junior units of study, including a distinction in 6 credit points of Junior Geoscience or in ECOP1001 or ECOP1002. This requirement may be varied and students should consult the unit of study coordinator
N GEOG2411, 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. Department permission is required for enrolment.
N GEOS3953, GEOG3201

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
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. Department permission required for enrolment.
N GEOS3053

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students must contact the unit coordinator no later than September in the year before taking this unit.
Intensive July
GEOS3333
Geographical Concepts, Skills & Methods
6    A Basic knowledge of ARC GIS software.
P 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 GEOS3933
Semester 2
GEOS3933
Geog. Concepts, Skills & 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 MARS3003, MARS3105, GEOS3909
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 MARS3105, GEOS3009, MARS3003


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 MARS3104, GEOS3914
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, MARS3104

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
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, 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 with permission of the Head of School.
N GEOS3803
Semester 2
GEOS3803
Environmental & Sedimentary Geology(Adv)
6    A GEOS1003, GEOS2124
P Distinctions in (GEOS2114 or (GEOS2914) and (GEOS2124 or (GEOS2924); Students who have a credit average for all Geoscience units may enrol in this unit with permission of the Head of School.
N GEOS3103
Semester 2
GEOS3520
Urban Citizenship & Sustainability
6    P 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, SOILS2002, LWSC2002
N GEOS3920
Semester 1
GEOS3920
Urban Citizenship & 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 GEOS2112, GEOS3924, 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 GEOS2912, GEOS2112, GEOS3524
Semester 1
ENVI3111
Environmental Law and Ethics
6    P 12 credit points of intermediate units of study
N ENVI3911
Semester 1
ENVI3911
Environmental Law and Ethics (Advanced)
6    P Distinction average across 12 credit points of intermediate units of study
N ENVI3111
Semester 1
ENVI3112
Environmental Assessment
6    P (GEOS2121 or GEOS2921) and 6 additional credit points of intermediate units
N ENVI3912, ENVI3004, ENVI3002
Semester 2
ENVI3912
Environmental Assessment (Advanced)
6    P Distinction average in ((GEOS2121 or GEOS2921) and 6 additional credit points of intermediate units)
N ENVI3112, ENVI3004, ENVI3002
Semester 2