HUMN 1041 People, Place and Social Difference

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102170

Coordinator Oznur Sahin Opens in new window

Description This unit focuses on the local experiences of cultural and socio-economic difference. This includes applied social science approaches to inequality, diversity, community, sense of place, and environmental sustainability in the urban setting. There is an emphasis upon spatial literacy for social scientists (fieldwork, mapping, data analysis and place description).

School Social Sciences

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Equivalent Subjects LGYA 1337 - Geography of Urban and Regional Development HUMN 1045 - The Geographies of Social Difference (UWSC) HUMN 1044 - The Geographies of Social Difference HUMN 1042 - People Place and Social Difference (WSTC)

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Construct inventories on the urban impacts of social, economic and environmental processes;
  2. Illustrate, using graphics and text, landscape and social change;
  3. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the different measures of social change;
  4. Describe theories of inequality, diversity, community, sense of place and environmental sustainability;
  5. Work in the field effectively in a small group;
  6. Describe and summarise the competing political arguments regarding the impacts of global forces (immigration, globalisation, environmental change).

Subject Content

Inequality
Gender
Cultural diversity
Mobility
Community
Situatedness
Sense of place
Environment
Indigenous knowledge
Demography

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Report 750 words 20 N Individual
Essay 1000 words 40 N Individual
Final Exam 2 hours 40 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Waitt, G et al., 2000, Introducing Human Geography: Globalisation, Difference and Inequality, Longman, Sydney.

Teaching Periods

2021-2022 Summer

Liverpool (Summer A)

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Subject Contact Rosalie Atie, Alanna Kamp Opens in new window

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2022 Trimester 1

Wsu Online

Online

Subject Contact Alexia Cameron Opens in new window

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2022 Trimester 2

Sydney City

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Subject Contact Andrey Zheluk, Alanna Kamp Opens in new window

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2022 Semester 2

Penrith (Kingswood)

Day

Subject Contact Alanna Kamp Opens in new window

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Liverpool

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Subject Contact Alanna Kamp Opens in new window

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Online

Online

Subject Contact Garth Lean, Alanna Kamp Opens in new window

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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Subject Contact Alanna Kamp Opens in new window

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2022 Trimester 3

Wsu Online

Online

Subject Contact Alexia Cameron Opens in new window

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