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FS0202 - Human Perspective on World Geography

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: Division of Tropical Environments & Societies

Ever wondered how things are always evolving around us? Or how man seeks to be one in harmony with Mother Nature? This subject, Human Perspective on World Geography, seeks to answer these questions and more, by trying to understand more about the world we live in. Geography is the study of the Earth as the home of humankind and the interactions between humans and their environments. While Geography has always been thought of as merely Earth Science, it is playing an increasing vital role in highlighting the tension between two important realities of the 21st century - globalisation and cultural diversity. The subject develops students' awareness of locations, patterns, distribution, and interrelationships between the physical and human environments in a constantly changing world. Topics for study include the characteristics, distribution, and growth of the world's populations, the production and distribution of global food supply, and rising global demand for energy resources, all within the context of industrialisation and urbanization. It is a fantastic opportunity for students to better understand the world that they live in.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify the basic roles, purposes and concepts relevant to Geography;
  • review and clarify the understanding and appreciaton of Earth's ever-changing physical environments and the forces of nature;
  • analyse and examine humans' impact on their own societies and environments at community, national, regional and international levels.
Prerequisites: 5.5 IELTS Equivalence

Availabilities

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 11-Apr-2019
Coord/Lect: Mr Kris Koh.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 36 hours lectures - 3 hrs per week over 12 weeks
  • 24 hours tutorials - 2 hrs per week over 12 weeks
  • 12 hours - Consultation/Review - 1 hr per week over 12 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (30%); tests (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Nil
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 08-Aug-2019
Coord/Lect: Mr Kris Koh.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 36 hours lectures - 3 hrs per week over 12 weeks
  • 24 hours tutorials - 2 hrs per week over 12 weeks
  • 12 hours - Consultation/Review - 1 hr per week over 12 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (30%); tests (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Nil
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 05-Dec-2019
Coord/Lect: Mr Kris Koh.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 36 hours lectures - 3 hrs per week over 12 weeks
  • 24 hours tutorials - 2 hrs per week over 12 weeks
  • 12 hours - Consultation/Review - 1 hr per week over 12 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (30%); tests (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Nil
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

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.