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

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    N GEOS1901 or GEOG1001 or GEOG1002 or GEOL1001 or GEOL1002 or GEOL1902 or ENSY1001
Semester 1
GEOS1901
Earth, Environment and Society Advanced - Departmental permission is required for this unit

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    N GEOS1001 or GEOG1001 or GEOG1002 or GEOL1001 or GEOL1002 or GEOL1902 or ENSY1001

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

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Semester 2
Prerequisites: An ATAR equivalent) above 93 is normally required for admission. This requirement may be varied and students should consult the unit of study coordinator.
Semester 2
Semester 2
Intermediate units of study
GEOS2111
Natural Hazards: a GIS Approach

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P 24 credit points of Junior Science units of study, including 6 credit points of first year Geosciences units
N GEOG2411 or GEOS2911
Semester 1
GEOS2111
Natural Hazards: a GIS Approach

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P 24 credit points of Junior Science units of study, including 6 credit points of first year Geosciences units
N GEOG2411 or GEOS2911
Semester 1
GEOS2911
Natural Hazards: a GIS Approach Advanced

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P 24 credit points of Junior Science units of study, including 6 credit points of first year Geosciences units
N GEOS2111 or GEOG2411
Semester 1
GEOS2115
Oceans, Coasts and Climate Change

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    A GEOG1001 or GEOL1001 or GEOL1002 or GEOS1003 or GEOS1903 or ENVI1002 or GEOL1902 or GEOL1501
P 48 credit points from Junior Units of Study
N GEOS2915 or MARS2006
Semester 1
GEOS2915
Oceans, Coasts and Climate Change (Adv)

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

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 24 credit points of Junior units of study, including (6 credit points of Junior Geoscience or ECOP1001 or ECOP1002)
N GEOG2421 or GEOL2202 or GEOS2921, GEOG2421 or GEOL2202 or GEOS2921, GEOG2421 or GEOL2202 or GEOS2921
Semester 2
Semester 2
GEOS2921
Environmental and Resource Management 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)
N GEOG2421 or GEOL2202 or GEOS2121, GEOG2421 or GEOL2202 or GEOS2121, GEOG2421 or GEOL2202 or GEOS2121
Semester 2
Semester 2
GEOS2123
The Geography of Cities and Regions

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P 24 credit points of Junior Science Units of Study, including (6 credit points of Junior Geoscience or ECOP1001 or ECOP1002)
N GEOG2411 or GEOS2923
Semester 1
GEOS2923
The Geography of Cities and Regions (Adv)

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P 24 credit points of Junior units of study, including a Distinction in (6 credit points of Junior Geoscience or ECOP1001 or ECOP1002)
N GEOG2411 or 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 - Departmental permission is required for this unit

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P 6 credit points of Intermediate units of study in Geography.
N GEOG3201 or GEOS3953

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) - Departmental permission is required for this unit

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P 6 credit points of Intermediate units of study in Geography.
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 and Methods

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    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


Assumed knowledge: Basic knowledge of ARC GIS software.
Semester 2
GEOS3933
Geog. Concepts, Skills and Methods (Adv)

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

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 GEOS3333


Assumed knowledge: Basic knowledge of ARC GIS software.
Semester 2
Senior elective units of study
GEOS3009
Coastal Environments and Processes

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

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)

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

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, GEOS3914 or MARS3104, GEOS3914 or MARS3104
Semester 2
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, GEOS3014 or MARS3104, GEOS3014 or MARS3104

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Semester 2
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
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, GEOS3803, 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, GEOS3103, 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
Semester 2
GEOS3520
Urban Citizenship and Sustainability

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

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)

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

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

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

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)

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

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

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P 12 credit points of Intermediate units
N ENVI3911
Semester 1
ENVI3911
Environmental Law and Ethics (Advanced)

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P Distinction average across 12 credit points of Intermediate units
N ENVI3111
Semester 1
ENVI3112
Environmental Assessment

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P (GEOS2121 or GEOS2921) and 6 credit points of Intermediate units
N ENVI3912 or ENVI3002 or ENVI3004
Semester 2
ENVI3912
Environmental Assessment (Advanced)

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P Distinction average in ((GEOS2121 or GEOS2921) and 6 credit points of Intermediate units)
N ENVI3112 or ENVI3002 or ENVI3004
Semester 2