This course will draw on students’ curiosity about the diversity of the world’s places and their people, cultures and environments. Students will develop an understanding of the nature, causes and consequences of natural and ecological hazards, international integration in a range of spatial contexts, land cover transformations, and the challenges affecting the sustainability of places. Students will learn how to collect information from primary and secondary sources, such as field observations and data collection, mapping, monitoring, remote sensing, case studies and reports.
Studying Geography develops skills that are useful in a raft of future employment opportunities; for example – Civil and Structural Engineer, Officer in the Defense Forces, Agricultural Scientist, Farmer, Forest Technical Officer, Forester, Architect, Urban and Regional Planner, Mining Engineer, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Geographic Information Systems Officer, Geographer, Demographer, Agricultural and Resource Economist, Ecologist, Surveyor, Meteorologist, Hydrographer, Geophysicist.
Below: Images from the 2017 Geography Meckering Excursion.