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Subject: GEOG10001 Famine: The Geography of Scarcity

4 Comments on GEOG10001 Famine: The Geography of Scarcity

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Anonymous said : May 08, 2017 at 3:06 PM

Totally engaging subject content, let down by patchy knowledge dissemination. Two lectures per week, the 12 week teaching is split between three lecturers, with varying organisational skills and student engagement. This is a popular breadth option for many first year Environments students. It provides a contextualised introduction to the different aspects of geography: physical landforms, climate and weather events, and the cumulative impact on human organisation (and human impacts and understandings pertaining to the earth). Don’t be put off the teaching staff and assessment. If you enjoy this subject, Geography could well be the major for you.

Ankita said : Jul 07, 2017 at 12:02 PM

It is a very engaging subject and provides the basics if you are majoring in geography. However, it is very disorganised and they either provide little or no advice on any assessments marked. They also randomly assign tasks that even tutors are not aware of. I would not recommend taking it as a breath subject as there are many other geography subjects that are better organised.

anonymous said : Jul 07, 2019 at 8:41 PM

very interesting subject. very badly organised though, with tutors not knowing what was going on very often. The lecturers were passionate and made it very interesting, however the boundaries to the course content were not made clear and the assignments were poorly delivered. The GIS graphing software was fun to use but pretty challenging if you get a non-tech-savvy tutor. Don't take this as a breadth subject if you struggle to write essays!

Samantha said : Nov 07, 2020 at 6:58 PM

An easy elective to do well in if you are an arts student who can write essays and understand basic maps and mapping software (or prepared to learn by following a tutorial). I really enjoyed this subject, but some weeks are drier than others in content. I did this subject online so the final exam was an open book multi choice and fairly easy but also take that into account when choosing.

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