Geography for Secondary Teaching

  • Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0265

Previous Code:  SM1137.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs:  Yes.  Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.

Geography is the integrated study of people, places and environments. Students in this minor examine the geography of contemporary Australian cities and regions. The cutting edge interests of today’s Geographers include post-colonialism, the emergence of global information economies, indigenous issues, class and cultural disparities, population movement, sexuality and space, and the global diffusion of popular culture. This minor meets NSW Education Standards (NESA) content requirements for students who wish to teach Geography in NSW Secondary Schools.

Campus Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Dr Di Dickenson
Penrith Campus Internal Dr Di Dickenson

Minor Structure

Students must complete 40 credit points as follows.

Subject Title Credit Points
ENVL 2001Analysis of Spatial Data10
ENVL 3006Transport, Access and Equity10
Select two of the following:20
Cities: Introduction to Urban Studies
Cultural and Social Geographies
The Economics of Cities and Regions
Geographies of Migration
Total Credit Points40