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Human Geography in Action - GEOP380

Centred around an applied field-based research project in either Sydney or with regional or international partners, this unit develops students' practical, analytical and interpretative skills in ways directly relevant to employment as a professional geographer. Students are guided through research processes including: problem formulation; research design; data collection; selection and use of appropriate analytical, interpretative and conceptual tools; and production of oral and written reports presenting research findings and evaluating their research process. The unit addresses quantitative and qualitative methods, team building skills, specific aspects of research practice such as professional ethics, and relevant areas of social science theory in applied contexts. This unit allows students to draw on previous work in human geography to strengthen their portfolio of demonstrated skills relevant to the wide range of employment destinations available to human geographers.

Credit Points: 6
When Offered:

S2 Block - Session 2, Block, classes are held in an intensive mode over a sequence of days (with on campus sessions)

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Sandie Suchet-Pearson

39cp at 100 level or above Prerequisite Information


ENVG330 or ENVG340 or ENVG350 or ENVG370 or ENVG390 or ENVG461 or ENVG462 or ENVG463 or GEOP330 or GEOP340 or GEOP350 or GEOP370 or ENVS390 or GEOP461 or GEOP462 or GEOP463

NCCW(s): ENVG347, ENVG380, GEOS347, GEOS349
Unit Designation(s):


Unit Type: PACE unit
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Geography and Planning

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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