Introduction to Geography Part 1: The Unequal World

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20

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GE11001

GE11001 - Introduction to Geography Part 1: The Unequal World

Semester 1, 20 Credits

This module opens up some major areas in Geography to students from a wide range of educational backgrounds. It is about the perceived crises associated with a rapid increase in the global population and its coincidence with processes resulting in global, regional and local damage to the physical environment. Specific themes explored in the module include: causes of human population increase; connection between migration and urbanization; relation between population and development as well as environment; and, air and water pollution; natural and human-induced disasters; loss of biodiversity; and impacts of environmental problems on the economies of less developed and developed countries. The module comprises a series of lectures, tutorials and workshops.