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EV5404 - Field Studies in Tropical Geography

[Offered in even-numbered years]

Credit points: 03
Year: 2018
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 specific 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate an advanced and integrated 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.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
GE3403 EV3404

Availabilities

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 11
Census Date 06-Dec-2018
Face to face teaching 06-Jan-2019 to 13-Jan-2019
Contact hours:
    • 56 hours fieldwork
    Assessment: presentations (40%); field exercises emphasizing ability to read landscapes, generating hypotheses from the observation and measurement of environmental attributes (20%); field notebook and reflective journal (40%).

    Cairns, Limited, Study Period 11
    Census Date 06-Dec-2018
    Face to face teaching 06-Jan-2019 to 13-Jan-2019
    Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Lisa Law.
    Contact hours:
      • 56 hours fieldwork
      Assessment: presentations (40%); field exercises emphasizing ability to read landscapes, generating hypotheses from the observation and measurement of environmental attributes (20%); field notebook and reflective journal (40%).

      JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
      Census Date 29-Nov-2018
      Contact hours:
      • 56 hours - Fieldwork
        Assessment: presentations (40%); field exercises emphasizing ability to read landscapes, generating hypotheses from the observation and measurement of environmental attributes (20%); field notebook and reflective journal (40%).

        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.