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EV3404 - Field Studies in Tropical Geography

[Offered in even-numbered years in Townsville, however offered in 2021. Offered in even-numbered years in Cairns. ]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Field Studies in Tropical Geography is an intensive mode subject that teaches and develops the field skills needed by students of geography and cognate disciplines. The subject is taught in intensive mode in areas chosen to take advantage of current staff research activities and interests (e.g. Cape York, Singapore and other remote and offshore locations). Accordingly, destinations change from time to time. Field Studies in Tropical Geography is designed as a research training subject that will prepare students for independent research work. The focus will be on: coherent research design, appropriate choice of techniques and data sources, careful and disciplined data collection, rigorous analysis and clear presentation of results. The subject provides you with an excellent grounding in all aspects of the geographical research process. Quota applies.

There are additional charges for this subject; please contact the School for details.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate an broad understanding of the research process, and how this is conducted in geography and cognate disciplines;
  • critically evaluate theories and models of understanding tropical landscapes;
  • devise, plan and conduct a research project incorporating relevant research methods;
  • communicate effectively and persuasively using oral and written skills.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (10%) - Group
  • Review of literature pertaining to field site - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Research report - (40%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 2 - (30%) - Group.
Prerequisites: AT LEAST 15 CP AT LEVEL 2
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EV5404

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 11, Mixed attendance
Census Date 09-Dec-2021
Face to face teaching (in Cairns 30 January to 7 February 2022)
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Lisa Law.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 56 hours fieldwork

Townsville, Study Period 11, Mixed attendance
Census Date 09-Dec-2021
Face to face teaching (Cairns 30 January to 7 February 2022)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Lisa Law
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 56 hours fieldwork

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.