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Unit information: Study and Field Skills D in 2021/22

Unit name Study and Field Skills D
Unit code GEOG20010
Credit points 20
Level of study I/5
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Dr. Michaelides
Open unit status Not open

GEOG10003 Key Concepts in Human and Physical Geography; GEOG10002 Geographical History, Thought and Practices; GEOG10004 Introduction to Quantitative Geography.


GEOG25010 Spatial Modelling 2, plus EITHER POLI20001 Conducting a Research Project using secondary data, OR GEOG20011 Research Methods in Physical Geography, OR GEOG20012 Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography.

School/department School of Geographical Sciences
Faculty Faculty of Science

Description including Unit Aims

This unit is an intensive fieldwork trip, with both human and physical geography components. The first few days will consist of an introductory tour of the region and staff-led projects, focused on topics and techniques such as ethnography, remote sensing, geomorphology, water quality, social surveys, land-use change, and the environmental, economic, and social/cultural impacts of tourism. In the final two days, groups of students will develop their own projects, in human or physical geography, or both, and present their findings and produce a written report (part group, part individual).

Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. Have had an opportunity to put their learning and technical experience into practice in a field setting;
  2. Be able to plan and undertake independent field and research work;
  3. Be able to present the results of such studies verbally and in written form.

Teaching Information

Briefing lecture, Fieldwork (residential; overseas; includes some field lectures)

Assessment Information

One Fieldwork assignment (100%)


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How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

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