The unit will be taught through 13 weekly themes. Each week students are expected to complete the assigned readings for that theme prior to class, and engage in online discussions, activities and reflections to deepen their learning. The classes each week are 3 hours long and involve a mix of activities including lectures and discussion-based activities (debates, Q&A, role play). Classes are delivered online throughout the semester.
The total workload for the unit is estimated to be 150 hours.
GEOP8050 will make use of web-based teaching support through iLearn. Students will require access to the internet and regular contact with the unit’s iLearn site where all key components of the unit will be stored, including links to readings (via Leganto), and assessment submission links. To complete assignments students will need access to basic word processing programmes, access to library resources, and internet access to submit assignments via iLearn. Some students may wish to use powerpoint or prezi for online presentations.