1 x 2-hour lecture weekly 1 x 2-hour workshop fortnightly
1 GEOG1002 - Human Geography: Geographies of Oppression 1a ENVS1702 - Environment, Economy and Culture Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a))
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1 of GEOG2003, GEOG3112 has been successfully completed
This topic focuses on material in two theme areas central to contemporary human geography. The first, 'remaking places', explores some of the implications for culture, policy and social life of recent shifts in capitalist processes that have played out across space in the past 60 years. The second theme revolves around matters of representation. Materials in this section explore ways in which geography is enmeshed in the construction of identities and ideas such as gender and race. Lecture and discussion material is accompanied by a series of workshops intended to encourage students to think critically about topic material, apply material to local cases, develop various transferable skills and heighten understanding of topic content.
This topic aims to provide students with:
The opportunity and resources required to think critically about the role of geography in everyday life
Materials that will heighten their understanding of some of the conceptual underpinnings of contemporary human geography
Instruction and opportunities to engage in the geographical process of exploration
A range of techniques and skills which can be transferred to other subject and employment areas including research skills; skills in oral, written and graphic communication; abilities to manage information; and negotiation and leadership skills associated with group work
Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of the topic, students are expected to be able to:
Demonstrate an informed understanding of implications for culture, policy and social life of recent shifts in capitalist processes that have played out across space in the past 50 years
Explain and exemplify some of the ways in which geography is enmeshed in the construction of identities and ideas such as gender and race
Summarise accurately and concisely, and in their own words, complex academic arguments
Produce written work in accordance with good scholarly practice
Reflect critically on transferable skills developed in the topic
Key dates and timetable
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