Introduction to Human Geography

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

This online Introduction to Human Geography unit, offered by Open Universities Australia and Curtin University, will guide you through a range of topics which form the foundations of human geography. During the unit you will gain a deeper understanding of social and technological change, as it relates to patterns of migration.

You will become familiar with the study of populations, known as demographics, and will gain an awareness of the major population trends throughout history. You will become familiar with areas such as population density, distribution and structure, and will gain insight into demographic changes such as population migration and population ageing.

You will also explore the concept of culture to develop an understanding of the relationship between cultural diversity, boundaries, and globalisation.

This unit will give you insight into a range of topics relating to the shift from predominantly rural living and an agricultural economy to urbanisation. You will also discuss city form and gentrification, along with economic geography.

Eligibility

Anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In this geography unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Geography and space-time
  • Population (demography)
  • Population ageing
  • Population migration
  • Globalisation and culture
  • Boundaries and cultural diversity
  • Economic geography: livelihoods
  • Economic geography: core-periphery
  • Urbanisation and city form
  • Gentrification
  • Sean and tree change communities
  • Geography matters

Course pathways

This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but content may be relevant to a number of 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 give you a solid foundation of knowledge in human geography on which to build through further studies in the area. Learning about human geography will help you to develop valuable analytical and critical thinking skills, and will ensure that you are capable of interpreting data. Your understanding of cultures will also improve, as will your communication skills.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Introduction to 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 or HECS-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 OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

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

 

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

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. 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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