How can we understand the ways that cities and regions change over time, and how these processes shape people's lives? This Unit of Study provides conceptual and practical material for exploring these questions. A program of lectures and tutorials in complemented by close study of Sydney, using GIS (census and satellite imagery) and a series of walking tours to different parts of the city. Assessment is tailored to projects in which students are required to integrate conceptual ideas about cities and regions with GIS mapping and field observations.
1x2hr lecture/wk for 8 wks, 1x1hr tutorial/wk for 8 wks, 1x2hr GIS practical/wk for 6 wks, 1x6hr fieldtrip
Written reports (20%), exam (40%), field report (20%), GIS project (20%)
6 credit points of first year Geosciences units.Prohibitions