Level 3 Geography 301

GEO301
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: J. Butcher

Recommended Prior Learning

Successful completion of several level 2 courses at the discretion of the HOD.
Students not meeting these criteria should select WST303.


This course will introduce and develop your expertise in aspects of human Geography. Internal assessments include a contemporary geographical issue, a planning problem and a global study. You will develop a wide range of geographic skills including research, map and photograph interpretation, statistical analysis and critical thinking. The course builds on knowledge and skills from Level 2 Geo. but we welcome everyone; it can be picked-up if you have note done Geo. before and are prepared to make an effort.

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

This course is university approved and is an excellent choice for Maths/Science students or Arts/Business students wanting a humanities subject. Scholarship Geography is also popular; extra classes are available to Level 3 geographers wishing to extend their knowledge and skills.



Faculties:

Geography, Social Sciences



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

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


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91427 v2 Geography 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of how a cultural process shapes geographic environment(s)
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91428 v2 Geography 3.3 - Analyse a significant contemporary event from a geographic perspective
3
I
3
Y
3r *
A.S. 91429 v2 Geography 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a given environment(s) through selection and application of geographic concepts and skills
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91430 v2 Geography 3.5 - Conduct geographic research with consultation
3
I
5
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91431 v2 Geography 3.6 - Analyse aspects of a contemporary geographic issue
3
I
3
Y
3r *
A.S. 91432 v2 Geography 3.7 - Analyse aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
3
I
3
Y
3r *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

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