Level 2 Geography

GEO200
Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Level Two Geography

Geography 200 is an academic course designed to provide students with an understanding of human and physical geography topics, both within New Zealand and globally.  The physical geography topics include plate tectonics, volcanoes and the impacts of climate and weather on human settlement. Human geography topics include learning about how economic development is different both within and between countries, looking at the way we manage public transport in Auckland, and examining urban patterns. 

Students will use geographic skills to understand and explain environments, complete geographic research, and look at a contemporary geographic issue. Geography 200 will develop research, essay writing and field work skills in students. This course has a substantial and compulsory field trip component.  Field trips are essential support for assessments in Geography.  All field trips will be free for students to attend.  

Students will find it beneficial to take History 200 or Business 200 alongside Geography 200.  Geography 200 has a prerequisite of 14 credits at Geography, History or Business Studies 100, or approval by the Head of Department.  


Learning Areas:

Social Sciences



Pathway

Level 3 Geography