University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
An introduction to human geography which emphasises population, cultural and human behavioural issues, resource and economic development and settlement systems. Includes laboratory studies, tutorials and field work.
By the end of this course students should have:
-A good understanding of the content, key concepts and core sub-disciplines in contemporary Human Geography
-Be familiar with, and be able to apply, basic methods of study and techniques of analysis in Human Geography
-Be able to interact and communicate effectively as a member of a small group
-Be able to analyse critically and to communicate your analysis effectively, both orally and in writing
-Be well prepared to progress to second-year papers in Geography and to apply geographical perspectives in other subjects you may be studying
Lectures cover 4 modules:
-People, the environment and development
-People, place and power
-People, urbanisation and the economy
-People, communities and sustainability
Text books are not required for this course: a course reader can be purchased from the University copy shop or accessed from the Central Library.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.