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AIG103 - People and Place: An Introduction to Human Geography

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Louise Johnson





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 2 hour Seminar or Workshop per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit will introduce students to the many components of the human-environment relation explored by Human Geographers. Beginning with the notion of a “natural disaster”, it will focus on those economic, social and cultural dimensions which shape the perception and management of a disaster. From this global starting point, the unit will consider the emergence of industrial and urban societies, the dissemination of such economic and spatial systems to create patterns of uneven development and contemporary debates around national and local inequality, human mobility and sustainability. Study will occur national through both abstract and field-based studies. Students will emerge with an array of skills (cartographic, statistical, observational), geographical knowledge and engage in contemporary debates around socio-spatial inequality, the human-nature-animal divide and the future of human settlements.


Skills exercises, 3 at 10% each = 30%

Group Field Project 30%

Research Report 40%

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