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Geography

Honours unit of study table (Table A)

Honours in Geography is a one-year component embedded within the Bachelor of Advanced Studies. It includes a 36-credit point research project that will provide the opportunity to develop real-world research skills and apply them to a specific problem in areas including sustainable development, environmental change & human responses, regional development, environmental degradation, land, water and food security, natural hazards, coastal and marine environments and biodiversity loss. Two 6-credit point coursework units will aid in the development of fundamental research, ethical and communication skills.

Honours in Geography is available to students with a major in geography or a cognate area. Admittance into the program is determined by the Faculty of Science as well as the geography honours coordinator.

Honours coordinator:

Dr Josephine Gillespie
E josephine.gillespie@sydney.edu.au

Geography (Honours)

The Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours) (Geography) requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 6 credit points of 4000-level Honours coursework core units, and
(ii) 6 credit points of 4000-level Honours coursework selective units, and
(iii) 36 credit points of 4000-level Honours research project units

 

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites
C: Corequisites N: Prohibition

Honours coursework core

GEOG4111
Advanced Research in Geography
6 A Have an understanding of the subfields of geography within its context as an academic discipline and be aware of the contested and situated nature of geographical research, including the co-constitutive nature of social and biophysical phenomena

Honours coursework selective

GEOL4101
Research Skills in Geology and Geophysics A
6 A Have a coherent understanding of key themes in geology and geophysics within the context of Earth system science, and understand principles and concepts relating to Earth's structure, its internal and external dynamics and evolution

This unit must be taken by all students in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours, Geology; and Honours, Geophysics)
SCIE4001
Science Communication
6 A Completion of a major in a science discipline. Basic knowledge of other sciences is beneficial. Experience in communication such as delivering oral presentations and producing written reports. An awareness of science in a societal context, e.g., of disciplinary applications
P 144 credit points of units of study and including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000- or 4000-level and 18 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level units from Science Table A or Medicine and Health Table A.

Mid-year honours students would take this unit of study in S1 (their second semester of study).
SCIE4003
Ethics in Science
6 A Successful completion of a Science major
P 144 credit points of units of study and including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000- or 4000-level and 18 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level units from Science Table A
N HSBH3004 or HPSC3107

Honours core research project

GEOG4103
Geography Honours Project A
6  
GEOG4104
Geography Honours Project B
6 C GEOG4103
GEOG4105
Geography Honours Project C
6 C GEOG4104
GEOG4106
Geography Honours Project D
6 C GEOG4105
GEOG4107
Geography Honours Project E
6 C GEOG4106
GEOG4108
Geography Honours Project F
6 C GEOG4107 and SCIE4999
SCIE4999
Final Honours Mark
0