GEOGRAPHY

Either Semester or Both

Semester 1: Environmental change and management

This course focuses on investigating environmental geography through an in-depth study of a specific environment. The unit begins with an overview of the environmental functions that support all life, the major challenges to their sustainability, and the environmental worldviews. These worldviews includes those views of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, influence how people perceive and respond to these challenges. Students investigate a specific type of environment and environmental change in Australia and one other country. They apply human-environment systems thinking to understand the causes and consequences of the change and geographical concepts and methods to evaluate and select strategies to manage the change. 

ASSESSMENT:
1. Classwork (20%)
2. Assignment (20%)
3. Field Report (20%)
4. Examination (40%)

Semester 2: Geographies of human wellbeing.

This course focuses on investigating global, national and local differences in human wellbeing between places. This unit examines the different concepts and measures of human wellbeing, and the causes of global differences in these measures between countries. Students explore spatial differences in wellbeing within and between countries, and evaluate the differences from a variety of perspectives. They explore programmes designed to reduce the gap between differences in wellbeing. These distinctive aspects of human wellbeing are investigated using studies drawn from Australia, India and across the world as appropriate.

ASSESSMENT:
1. Classwork (20%)
2. Assignment (20%)
3. Field Report (20%)
4. Examination (40%)

 

GEOGRAPHY PATHWAY AT GGS

Group 3 - Geography
Year 11 and 12 - IB

Geography
Year 11 and 12 - VCE

Geography
Timbertop - Year 9

Geography
Middle School - Years 5 to 8