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Asia-Pacific Field School (Advanced) - GEOS3953

Year - 2020

The unit of study uses classroom and field-based learning to introduce students to the application of geographical concepts and methods to environmental and development problems in Asia-Pacific countries. The location and timing of this unit may change from year to year in accordance with the availability of lecturers and climatic considerations. In 2019, it will be run over two to three weeks in February, in India. This unit can be taken only with prior permission from the unit of study coordinator, and involves mandatory attendance at pre-departure briefings. You will learn skills and knowledge about: (1) India's environmental and development challenges at a national scale (2) processes of rural social, environmental and economic change; (3) the challenges of sustainable urbanisation; (4) social transformations in India, specifically relating to gender, migration and mobility, and class. The unit is conducted in partnership with pre-eminent Indian universities, who provide guest lectures as appropriate in addition to those by the unit of study coordinator. The unit will also expose students to civil society groups working on issues of geo-political, economic and environmental importance. By doing this unit you will develop skills and knowledge that are highly relevant to research and careers in the Asia-Pacific.

Three weeks in-country intensive involving lectures, fieldwork and field-based methods training, readings and small group discussions.

Group participation; one major essay; one seminar report; one blog post.

Additional information
Students must contact the unit coordinator no later than September in the year before taking this unit.


6 credit points of Intermediate units of study in Geography.




Faculty: Science

Intensive February

20 Jan 2020

Department/School: Geosciences Academic Operations
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 31 Jan 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Prof Bill Pritchard
HECS Band: 2
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