units

ATS1306

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedSouth Africa Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Ashley Gunter; Dr Agnes Babugura

Notes

Previously coded GES1003

Synopsis

This unit aims to equip students with basic concepts in human geography required to understand, interpret and synthesise information on the world around us. It creates a foundation for advanced studies in geography by providing a broad understanding of human interaction with the environment.

Outcomes

Upon satisfactory completion of this subject, students will be able to

  1. Understand similarities and differences between places, localities and areas in a wide range of the human landscape.
  2. Understand interactions between people and their environments at a variety of geographical scales ranging from local, through regional and national to, increasingly, global.
  3. Synthesise and interpret relevant material and to communicate ideas to others in a coherent manner, by either written or verbal means.
  4. Be familiar and proficient with some simple techniques for conducting research and analysing data.

Assessment

Essay (1600 words): 35%
2 hour examination (2000 words): 45%
Practical Work (450 words): 10%
Field Trip (450 words): 10%

Contact hours

One one-hour lecture and a three-hour tutorial/practical per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Geography and environmental science (ARTS)