When Dorothea Mackellar wrote a poem “My Country”, she was referring to our country—AUSTRALIA.
“….I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains….”
All of this and more is the province of Geography.
In this two term course learn about the different aspects that make up our great continent—the hows, the whens, the wheres and the whys and what we need to do to keep it that way.
The course will examine what is geography and delve into both the human and physical aspects including geology, meteorology, climatology, geomorphology, hydrology as well as cultural, political and urban geography, the environment, protected areas, economic and social geography.
The course will also include a study of the lands, features, inhabitants and phenomena of the Earth with the aim to understand the Earth and some of its human and natural complexities, not merely where things are, but also how they have changed and come to be, concentrating on those aspects as they apply to Australia.