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Geography

145.111 Society, Environment and Place 15 credits
An introduction to the diversity of human geography focusing on themes such as state and economy; geography of consumption; identity and exclusion; agrifood; migration; geographies of the lifecourse.
145.121 Introduction to Physical Geography 15 credits
An introduction to the dynamics and interactions of Earth systems and Earth surface processes and landforms at a range of spatial and temporal scales.
145.202 Working with Geographic Data 15 credits
An exploration of techniques for the collection, interpretation, analysis and representation of social and environmental geographic data using geographic information systems (GIS).
145.213 Resource Conservation and Sustainability 15 credits
Various distinctly geographical approaches to resource conservation are discussed. Topics include: environmental change, human impact, renewable and non-renewable resource conservation, and the role of the state.
145.214 Social Change and Environment 15 credits
Exploration of the theme of social change and environment with reference to world systems and imperialism studied from a historical geography perspective and focusing on New Zealand.
145.216 Urban Environments 15 credits
An examination of aspects of the social, economic and political geographies of urban life, drawing upon various approaches in Human Geography.
145.218 Development and Inequality 15 credits
An investigation into how inequality impedes development in our world. Case studies from the Pacific, Asia and Africa consider the struggles of people disadvantaged by their ethnicity, gender or class.
145.222 Rivers and Slopes 15 credits
This course identifies processes operating within drainage basins and the effects of human impact on this environment. Using theoretical concepts and fieldwork, the course offers a framework for understanding slope and river landforms and sediments.
145.223 Climate Change and Natural Hazards 15 credits
Analysis of climate change and natural hazards including in-depth exploration of their causes, inter-relationships, impacts, and management.
145.224 Biogeography 15 credits
An introduction to and explanation of the geographical distribution of living organisms in terms of current and former processes. Topics include biogeographical analysis, species diversity, introduction to palynology and environmental reconstruction, biogeography of New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific, conservation biogeography, and biogeography and climate change.
145.230 Coastal Environments 15 credits
An examination of coastal processes and landforms, coastal hazards, the management of contemporary coastal environments, and the evolution of coastal environments in response to climatic changes.
145.301 Research Practice in Human Geography 15 credits
An introduction to theoretical approaches in human geography, research design and qualitative methodology and techniques. There is a compulsory fieldwork component.
145.303 Field Work: Alpine Physical Geography 15 credits
Project-based fieldwork studying process-form relationships operating at a range of scales in an Alpine environment.
145.304 Applied Field Geomorphology 15 credits
Field-based course discussing recent and ongoing geomorphic research and its application in landscape management using selected sites in the North Island.
145.311 Geographies of Globalisation 15 credits
The course explores processes of globalisation emphasising spaces and agents of global change, and global-local connections across a variety of topics.
145.318 Geopolitics 15 credits
An advanced study of geopolitics, emphasising geographical processes across a variety of topics.
145.320 Quaternary Biogeography and Environmental Change 15 credits
This course examines how we strive to understand the future of our environment, on a local to global scale, by investigating environmental evolution and change in the past, making extensive use of lab work.
145.327 Catchment Dynamics 15 credits
Analysis of process-form relationships operating at a range of spatial and temporal scales within catchments. Incorporates fieldwork and laboratory based projects.
145.707 Economic Geography 30 credits
Several themes are examined in relation to the geography of advanced capitalism at global, national and intra-urban scales. Within this broad framework students are encouraged to develop personalised courses of study which reflect their individual interests.
145.710 Consumption and Place 30 credits
This course explores consumption processes, practices and places. Using a number of themes it encourages students to engage with relationships between production and consumption, cultural and economic change, and matters of identity and ethics.
145.711 Foundations in Human Geography 30 credits
An advanced exploration of the history of geographical thought, critically assessing key debates that have shaped the field and examining geographical theory and methodology.
145.712 Frontiers in Human Geography 30 credits
An advanced examination and exploration of contemporary issues and debates in human geography.
145.730 Applied Coastal Geomorphology 15 credits
A research-informed examination of coastal morphodynamics, coastal hazards and vulnerability, the evolution of coastal environments in response to climatic changes, and the management of contemporary coastal environments.
145.731 Applied Fluvial Geomorphology 15 credits
A research-informed analysis of process-form relationships operating at a range of spatial and temporal scales within fluvial systems, considering the implications for catchment management.
145.732 Landslide Investigation and Management 15 credits
A research-informed investigation of landslide processes, impacts and hazards, and solutions for their management, using a combination of field, lecture, and practical learning activities.
145.734 Paleoecology, Palynology and Biogeography 15 credits
Research-based application of paleoecological techniques and principles to investigating Quaternary biogeography, with focus on New Zealand vegetation history. In-depth application of palynology to paleoecology and other disciplines.
145.735 Detecting Geomorphic Change 15 credits
A critique and hands-on deployment of a range of field surveying techniques for characterising landform surface morphology and processes, and subsequent analysis and interpretation of morphometric data for resolving research questions in geomorphology.
145.736 Advanced Physical Geography Techniques 15 credits
A critique and hands-on deployment of a range of techniques for characterising sediments and a range of environments, and analysis and interpretation of associated data for resolving physical geography research questions.
145.798 Research Report (60) 60 credits
145.799 Research Report (30) 30 credits
145.800 Thesis 120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work
145.801 MPhil Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
145.802 MPhil Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
145.870 Research Report 60 credits
145.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
145.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work
145.873 Research Report Geography (60) 60 credits
145.875 Thesis 90 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
145.881 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
145.882 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
145.883 Thesis 90 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work
145.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
145.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
145.899 Thesis 120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
145.900 PhD Geography 120 credits

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