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Learning Materials ( 67.5 )
Learning Activities ( 76 )
Blackboard Management ( 73.5 )
Course Content ( 86 )
Course Structure ( 86 )
Contact Availability ( 83.5 )
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GEOS1100 – Environment & Society 74.2

This course has a lot of breadth and is occasionally very interesting. I really quite enjoyed the middle section of the course where we focussed more on physical processes because I felt it was a lot more broadly applicable than the later demography and agriculture modules.

The climate section in particular was really interesting, if a bit doom and gloom. Also be warned that exam questions for the climate module will mostly focus on trivia and statistics that are constantly changing and totally dependent on which source you go to for them.

Oh yeah, this is not the course for you if you are prone to existential dread. We *are* killing the environment and you will have to study that in all its gory detail. It's hard to not come to the conclusion that humankind is basically doomed, but y'know, not for another 40 or so years so it's all good, right? Right?

Be warned that the field trip is fairly terrible. There's a not inconsiderable amount of walking, the activities are fairly boring, and to top it off the workbook you have to complete takes forever to fill in (you will almost certainly need a few more hours after the field trip to finish it) and it's sometimes bafflingly worded and always dull.

Tutorials were basically snoozeville. Soooo incredibly boring. They were basically never closely linked to course content and far from reinforcing it, actually just introduced a lot of non-examinable information. I realise that if you can't read a map you probably shouldn't be doing a geography course, but as someone who is spatially challenged at the best of times, especially with abstractions of space, I was nearly constantly confused. Luckily it's all group work so you can bug your teammates until they explain things to you.

Please note: I was pretty much forced to take this course while I was gaining the prerequisite chemistry knowledge for the Bachelor of Science so be warned that I might be a tad less enthusiastic than other reviewers. I'm choosing to leave a review anyway because I know there will be other people in the same situation, studying geography without a fricking clue what it's about.

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2014

Your program/major


  • PASS is wonderful
  • Tutorials are terrible
  • Lecturer changes way too often
  • Needs at least one woman lecturer
Posted on July 2, 2014 1:09 am
GEOS1100 – Environment & Society 83.3

This course was a great introduction to possible physical Geography courses that could be taken at UQ. It is a great balance of theoretical content and practicals.

Although the range of content was appreciated; lectures were at times overwhelming due to heavy content and fast pace.

The amount of content also made it difficult to prepare for the final exam, however past exam papers were useful in this respect.

Lecture and tutor staff were great.

PASS, very helpful to consolidate knowledge, tutors lovely and really helped my transition into uni.

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2012

Your program/major

BA/BEd (sec) - Geography Major

  • Good range of contact
  • PASS is really helpful
  • Assessment was relevant
  • Not enough time on each module.
  • Lecturers not always approachable (Didn't know them as they changed often)
  • Lectures at time too content heavy (boring)
Posted on June 25, 2014 2:21 pm

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