Geography

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

GEOGRAPHY

Geography major

A major in Geography requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 6 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iii) 6 credit points of 2000-level selective units
(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level core interdisciplinary project units
(v) 18 credit points of 3000-level disciplinary selective or interdisciplinary project selective units

Geography minor

A minor in Geography requires 36 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 6 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iii) 6 credit points of 2000-level selective units
(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level core interdisciplinary project units
(v) 6 credit points of 3000-level disciplinary selective or interdisciplinary project selective units

Units of study

The units of study are listed below.

1000-level units of study

Core
GEOS1001
Earth, Environment and Society
6    N GEOS1901 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
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

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
GEOS1902
Introductory Geography (Advanced)
6    A (ATAR 90 or above) or equivalent
N GEOS1002 or GEOG1001 or GEOG1002

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2

2000-level units of study

Core
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
Selective
GEOS2116
Earth Surface Processes
6    N GEOS2916 or GEOG2321
Semester 2
GEOS2916
Earth Surface Processes (Advanced)
6    P Annual average mark of at least 70
N GEOS2116 or GEOG2321
Semester 2
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
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
Semester 1
GEOS2123
The Geography of Cities and Regions
6    P 6 credit points of first year Geosciences units.
N GEOS2923
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
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
Semester 1
GEOS2923
The Geography of Cities and Regions (Adv)
6    P A mark of 75 or above in 6 credit points of first year Geosciences units.
N GEOS2123
Semester 1

3000-level units of study

Core Interdisciplinary Project
GEOG3888
Integrated Geographical Practice
6    P GEOS2X21 and (GEOS2X11 or GEOS2X15 or GEOS2X16 or GEOS2X23)
Semester 2
Disciplinary Selective
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)
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 or Mathematics or Information Technology or Engineering units)
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
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 or GEOS2912 or GEOS2123 or GEOS2923 or GEOS2115 or GEOS2915 or GEOS2121 or GEOS2921 or SOIL2002 or 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
GEOS3014
GIS in Coastal Management
6    P 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 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

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 or GEOS1903)
P (GEOS2114 or GEOS2914) and (GEOS2124 or GEOS2924)
N GEOS3803
Semester 2
GEOS3803
Environmental and Sedimentary Geology(Adv)
6    A (GEOS1003 or GEOS1903)
P A mark of 75 or above in [(GEOS2114 or GEOS2914) and (GEOS2124 or GEOS2924)]
N GEOS3103


Students who have a credit average for all Geoscience units may enrol in this unit with the permission of the Head of School.
Semester 2
GEOS3053
Asia-Pacific Field School
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 February
GEOS3953
Asia-Pacific Field School (Advanced)
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 February
Interdisciplinary Project Selective
SCPU3001
Science Interdisciplinary Project
6    P Completion of 2000-level units required for at least one Science major.
Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2