units

AZA1306

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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
Organisational UnitSouth Africa School of Social Sciences
OfferedSouth Africa First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Marshall Mdoka

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

Within semester assessment: 55%
Exam: 45%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

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

Prohibitions

ATS1306