Informal specialisationYear: 2023
Dr Rachel Hughes
Geography draws together knowledge from the natural sciences and social sciences to provide you with the skills and conceptual frameworks needed to understand the environmental and social processes that shape the world around us.
In addition to satisfying the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) entry requirements, students are required to have completed stream specific prerequisites. Details of stream specific prerequisites can be found at the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) entry and participation requirements page.
NOTE - The Geography of the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) does not have a mid-year intake.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this Honours program, students should be able to demonstrate:
- Knowledge of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in the development of Human and/or Physical Geography, the major turning points in geographical theory, and the broader social and academic contexts in which these occurred
- Advanced knowledge of the methods used to implement a research project in Human and/or Physical Geography, how these relate to specific types of research problems and theoretical perspectives, and how they govern the nature of the knowledge produced
- Advanced understanding of how research activities in Geography are undertaken within the legal frameworks of ethical and health-and-safety codes of practice
- An ability to explain the social, cultural and environmental context and sensitivies in which all research activities are undertaken and the responsibilities they encapsulate, particularly in reference to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- An ability to critically analyse existing knowledge of a research topic; design and execute a clearly articulated and theoretically motivated individual research project; generate and analyse data utilising appropriate research methods; and interpret results coherently to determine their implications
- Effective communication skills to articulate elements of geographic research, theories and research findings, and communicate and adapt these ideas effectively to various audiences in both written and oral modes of delivery
- Effective time- and project-management skills, particularly generating work plans, meeting deadlines, and establishing and maintaining a mutually respectful and productive working relationship with the academic supervisor(s).
Last updated: 25 January 2023