Teacher in Charge: Miss E. StanbridgeRecommended Prior Learning
This is a literacy heavy subject. You should have 12 credits from a level 2 subject which is literacy rich (eg English or History etc). Ideally you should already have your 10 UE literacy credits. Level 1 or 2 Geography is helpful, however, all students will be considered on a case by case basis.
The course explores a variety of geographic topics in depth and breadth. We focus on the cultural environment with emphasis on Tourism Development as a Cultural Process. We study how tourism has grown and changed in New Zealand, including a field trip to Rotorua, where students will also conduct their own research project into an aspect of tourism. We also look into a global topic and a global contemporary issue. The course is designed to develop conceptual understandings, skills in field work, research, analysis and presentation of information.
UE Approved Subject
Mining Engineer, Survey Technician, Historian, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Surveyor, Fishing Skipper, Urban/Regional Planner, Emergency Management Officer, Meteorologist, Miner/Quarry Worker, Mine/Quarry Manager, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Environmental Engineer, Ranger, Landscape Architect, Geophysicist, Policy Analyst, Secondary School Teacher, Travel Agent/Adviser, Intelligence Officer, Geospatial SpecialistContributions and Equipment/Stationery
The Rotorua field trip costs approximately $500-$600 and takes place for five days in Term 2.
The Skills Workbook costs approximately $30.00.