Human Geography: People, Places and Environments

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Human Geography: People, Places and Environments

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Studies, Geography

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course aims to provide a broad introduction to the wide field of human geography. This will create a solid basis for a number of the geography 200- and 300-level courses. The discipline is conventionally subdivided into a number of areas including economic, social, cultural, political, urban and rural geography. Old and new ideas and debates within these sub-fields will be exposed. In order to pursue these debates students will be asked to explore examples from many different parts of the world. In most cases, students will be asked to relate what they learn to their own situations as people of the Pacific Islands. Practical classes and field research will give the opportunity to learn various techniques that human geographers use to research questions in their discipline.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.