EV5404 - Field Studies in Tropical Geography
|Student Contribution Band:
||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.
- 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.
Study Period 53
|Census Date 05-Dec-2019
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 56 hours - Combined teaching hours
- assessment and self-directed study
||presentations (40%); field exercises emphasising ability to read landscapes, generating hypotheses from
the observation and measurement of environmental attributes (20%); field notebook and reflective journal (40%).
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