Population, Environment, Society - GEOS1601

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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Geography is the study of the spatial distributions of, and interactions between, people and natural environments. As such, geographers describe and explore the living spaces of humans and the resulting physical and spatial structures of populations, the environment and society. This course uses a geographical focus to show how people and the environments and places they live in are inextricably linked. We examine how these linkages change through time, so we are interested in understanding processes and the underlying causes of change. We examine issues such as population, migration, sustainability, and food security. Students will learn about the importance of scale (Global, National, Local) and context (Who, What, Why, Where, When, and How) to scientific enquiry and to the examination of societal challenges. A strong emphasis is placed on problem solving and the introduction of social methodological skills.

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