Human Geography

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
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About this unit

This unit, delivered online by Open Universities Australia and Curtin University, provides a fascinating insight into a range of topics within the field of Human Geography.

You will learn about different types of migration, and the reasons that often lead to either forced or voluntary migration. You will also learn about the development of economies, and the recent changes in economic activity. In doing so, you will gain insight into the challenges and benefits associated with urbanisation. Learn more about the complex and intricate relationships between humans, resource use, and the environment from which we take valuable raw materials.

Other areas of demographics, such as population growth and fertility and mortality rates, will also be explored in depth. You will complete this unit with a sound understanding of cultural geography, particularly with regard to the spatial patterns of cultural differentiation found across our planet.

Eligibility

There are no prerequisites for this unit; anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In this Human Geography unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction
  • Basic concepts
  • Cultural geography one
  • Cultural geography two
  • Population growth
  • Population migration
  • Understanding urban structures and systems
  • Australian cities – form
  • Gentrification and renewal in Australian cities
  • Big issue one: natural disasters
  • Big issue two: island communities and sea level rise part one
  • Populating

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Graduate Certificate in Geography Teaching, Curtin University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit will provide you with a range of useful knowledge, as well as a selection of transferrable skills. It is likely that you will find these skills particularly valuable if you pursue a career in teaching – you will be expected to reflect on personal preconceived ideas in relation to both learning and teaching during this unit. You will be expected to evaluate general and specific courses of study curriculum documents, and to adapt curricula to meet the unique needs of specific learners. You will also gain an understanding of how technology can be used in teaching at various levels.

You will also develop your critical thinking skills, along with your written communication skills. Your essay and report will be expected to be completed in a coherent manner – your arguments should be concise, with careful selection of language.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Human Geography from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUAs full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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