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145.111 Society, Environment and Place15 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.

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145.121 Introduction to Physical Geography15 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.

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145.201 Quantitative Methods in Geography15 credits
This course will give students geographical skills and knowledge with a particular focus on sourcing, collecting, interpreting and presenting a wide range of quantitative data.

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145.213 Resource Conservation and Sustainability15 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.

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145.214 Social Change and Environment15 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.

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145.216 Urban Environments15 credits
An examination of aspects of the social, economic and political geographies of urban life, drawing upon various approaches in Human Geography.

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145.218 Development and Inequality15 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.

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145.222 Rivers and Slopes15 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.

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145.223 Climate Change and Natural Hazards15 credits
Analysis of climate change and natural hazards including in-depth exploration of their causes, inter-relationships, impacts, and management.

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145.224 Biogeography15 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.

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145.230 Coastal Environments15 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.

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145.301 Research Practice in Human Geography15 credits
An introduction to theoretical approaches in human geography, research design and qualitative methodology and techniques. There is a compulsory fieldwork component.

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145.303 Field Work: Alpine Physical Geography15 credits
Project-based fieldwork studying process-form relationships operating at a range of scales in an Alpine environment.

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145.304 Applied Field Geomorphology15 credits
Field-based course discussing recent and ongoing geomorphic research and its application in landscape management using selected sites in the North Island.

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145.311 Geographies of Globalisation15 credits
The course explores processes of globalisation emphasising spaces and agents of global change, and global-local connections across a variety of topics.

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145.318 Geopolitics15 credits
An advanced study of geopolitical concepts and topics.

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145.320 Quaternary Biogeography and Environmental Change15 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.

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145.327 River Dynamics15 credits
Analysis of process-form relationships operating at a range of spatial and temporal scales within fluvial systems. Incorporates a fieldwork-based project.

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145.707 Economic Geography30 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.

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145.710 Consumption and Place30 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.

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145.711 Foundations in Human Geography30 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.

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145.712 Frontiers in Human Geography30 credits
An advanced examination and exploration of contemporary issues and debates in human geography.

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145.730 Applied Coastal Geomorphology15 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.

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145.731 Applied Fluvial Geomorphology15 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.

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145.732 Landslide Investigation and Management15 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.

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145.734 Paleoecology, Palynology and Biogeography15 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.

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145.735 Detecting Geomorphic Change15 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.

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145.736 Advanced Physical Geography Techniques15 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.

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145.798 Research Report (60)60 credits
 

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145.799 Research Report (30)30 credits
 

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145.800 Thesis120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work

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145.801 MPhil Thesis 120 Credit Part 160 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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145.802 MPhil Thesis 120 Credit Part 260 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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145.870 Research Report60 credits
 

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145.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 145 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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145.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 245 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work

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145.873 Research Report Geography (60)60 credits
 

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145.875 Thesis90 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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145.881 Thesis 90 Credit Part 145 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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145.882 Thesis 90 Credit Part 245 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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145.883 Thesis90 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work

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145.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 160 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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145.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 260 credits
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145.899 Thesis120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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145.900 PhD Geography120 credits
 

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