Australian Geographical Studies

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Australian Geographical Studies

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Geography, Pacific Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Australia faces challenging problems and changes in relation to its changing population, socio-economic development and environmental sustainability. Many of these problems, relating to land-use and settlement patterns, migration trends, resource and hazard distribution, regional socio-economic structure, remoteness and accessibility etc, have a geographical basis. The aim is to describe and analyse, Australia's natural and social landscapes, their interaction, and the changes occurring in them from a geographical perspective.


    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this unit, students will be able to: 

    1. Describe and explain the broad patterns and processes of Australia's natural, social and economic landscapes. 

    2. Identify and critically discuss how Australia's landscapes and regions are changing, and link this to the major social, environmental and developmental issues facing the country - including the issue of sustainable development and changing climates. 

    3. Understand the key areas of human-environment conflict, and the approaches to resource management being undertaken to address them. 

    4. Demonstrate knowledge of information sources and skills appropriate to geographical analyses and hence address key regional, human and environmental issues. 

    5. Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary research themes and methods in Australian geography. 

    6. Display emerging competence, independence and innovation in research, reporting and data acquisition/ analysis skills in geographical contexts using the latest technology.

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