Students who complete this major will:
- Acquire a broad knowledge of geography's major concepts, theoretical perspectives and key debates, past and present;
- Understand the dynamic and complex connections between people, place and environments, across a variety of scales;
- Develop a capacity for problem solving and research skills to enable the investigation of social and environmental processes and problems;
- Appreciate different ways of knowing, and of different ways of doing research;
- Raise and answer questions about the dynamic and complex connections between people, place and environments in order to work towards a more equitable world;
- Act as informed and critically discerning participants in providing interpretations of, and solutions to, social and environmental problems;
- Articulate the relationship between diverse forms of geographical knowledge and the social, historical and cultural contexts that produced them;
- Employ knowledge and skills acquired in field classes to their future life and work;
- Display professional values and work effectively with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds;
- Communicate geographical theories and concepts effectively to professional and lay audiences and in oral and written formats;
- Demonstrate the capacity for critical thought, self and peer assessment, and learning and organisational skills in both independent and group work;
- Recognise ethical problems and possible solutions in geographical research and professional geographical practice.
Offered by the School of Geography
Geography examines the dynamic relationship between society and environments. It is a globally focused discipline that seeks to understand the complex connections between people and place in order to work towards a more equitable world. Field classes in Australia and overseas offer students the opportunity to explore and examine geographical issues and problems firsthand.
- Policy development