Level 2 Geography 201

GEO201
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: J. Butcher

Recommended Prior Learning

Students are expected to have strong literacy skills and will be encouraged to participate in Scholarship Geography tutorials. At least 16 credits from Level 1 Geography including credits in least 1 external standard.
OR, if new to subject, at least 80 Level 1 credits from any subjects at the discretion of the HOD.


The course introduces students to geomorphology (the study of landforms and landscapes) TBC, urban geography (the study of cities) and economic geography. A number of contemporary geographical issues and a global study will also be completed. Students will gain a wide range of geographic skills including research, map and photograph interpretation, statistical analysis and critical thinking. Fieldwork visit to Auckland CBD.

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT:
Four internally assessed Achievement Standard assignments completed throughout the year (14 credits), plus two externally assessed Achievement Standard examinations completed at the end of the year (8 credits).



Faculties:

Geography, Social Sciences



Pathway

Level 3 Geography 301

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1B5, calculator, set of coloured pencils, ruler, pencil, eraser, glue stick.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91241 v3 Geography 2.2 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of an urban pattern
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91242 v3 Geography 2.3 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of differences in development
2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91243 v2 Geography 2.4 - Apply geography concepts and skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91244 v3 Geography 2.5 - Conduct geographic research with guidance
2
I
5
Y
Y
A.S. 91245 v3 Geography 2.6 - Explain aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91246 v3 Geography 2.7 - Explain aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
2
I
3
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.