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EV3404 - Field Studies in Tropical Geography

[Not offered in 2012]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences

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 remote areas chosen to take advantage of current staff research activities and interests. Accordingly, destinations change from time to time. Field Studies in Tropical Geography provides a regional perspective on the geography of northern Australia with emphasis on interaction between natural and cultural environments. It addresses: landuse, landuse change and resource management in northern Australia; geomorphology of northern Australia and adjoining land and sea; conservation and biogeography of northern Australia and adjoining land; environmental history in northern Australia and adjoining land and sea; and environmental aspects of indigenous cultures of northern Australia.

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

Learning Outcomes

  • develop an ability to read landscapes and synthesise observations into a regional scale appreciation of northern Australian landscapes;
  • develop an ability to conduct fieldwork safely and efficiently in remote areas;
  • develop an ability to use field based observation to generate and test hypotheses;
  • develop an ability to make appropriate measurements in the field.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams.
GE3403 EV5404

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.