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Closing date: 30 October 2016 for the January 2017 semester.
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Closing date: 15 September 2016 for the January 2017 semester.
Geography can be taken as a subject within several different degree programmes, within the following faculties:
- Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
- Faculty of Science
FACULTY OF ARTS & SOCIAL SCIENCES
FACULTY OF SCIENCES
    • 49611 – 778(120) HONOURS – GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
      Admission requirements:
      A Bachelor degree with Geography and Environmental Studies as a major and appropriate training in GIS. An average mark of 60% for the major.

      Programme structure:
      Study of the systematic disciplines of urban or tourism geography, in-depth knowledge of, and advanced skills in, the basic principles of geographical information systems and their application in a human geographical research field.

      Compulsory modules:
      - 49611 Geographical Information Systems 713(30)
      - 12187 Spatial Modeling and Geographical Communication 716(30)
      - 10130 Human Geographical Research Application 743(30)

      Elective modules (choose one):
      - 10131 Urban Analysis and Synthesis 714(30)
      - 11887 Tourism Analysis and Synthesis 715(30)
      - 12825 Disaster Risk Studies 717(30)

      The following prerequisite modules or any acceptable equivalent required by the Department, are compulsory:
      - 49611 Geographical & Information Systems 713: P Geog. and Environ 214
      - 12187 Spatial Model. & Geog. Commun. 716: P Geog. and Environ 363 or 334
      - 10131 Urban Analysis & Synthesis 714: P Geog. and Environ 354 or 323
      - 11887 Tourism Analysis & Synthesis 715: P Geog. and Environs 314
      - 12825 Disaster Risk Studies 717: P Geog. and Environ 344 or 358

      Assessment and examination:
      Assessment is done by a system of continuous assessment, tests, assignments, a research project, oral presentations and examinations. A subminimum of 50% is required in each module.

      Enquiries:
      Programme co-ordinator: Prof A van Niekerk
      021 808 3101 | avn@sun.ac.za
    • 56502 – 778(120) HONOURS – GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (4L, 4P)
      Admission requirements:
      A Bachelor degree with Geography and Environmental Studies as a major.
      An average mark of 60% for the major.

      Programme structure:
      Study of the systematic disciplines of urban and tourism geography, social environmental impact analysis and their application in a human geographical research field.

      Compulsory module:
      - 10130 Human Geographical Research Application 743(30)

      Elective modules (choose three):
      - 10131 Urban Analysis and Synthesis 714(30)
      - 11887 Tourism Analysis and Synthesis 715(30)
      - 63371 Environmental Analysis and Synthesis 711(30)
      - 12825 Disaster Risk Studies 717(30)
      - 49611 Geographical Information Systems 713(30)
      The following prerequisite modules or any acceptable equivalent as required by the Department, are compulsory:
      - 10131 Urban Analysis & Synthesis 714:
         P Geog. and Environ. Studies 354 or 323
      - 11887 Tourism Analysis & Synthesis 715:
          P Geog. and Environ. Studies 314
      - 63371 Environmental Analysis & Synthesis 711:
         P Geog. and Environ. Studies 344 or 358
      - 12825 Disaster Risk Studies 717:
         P Geog. and Environ. Studies 344 or 358
      - 49611 Geographical Information Systems 713:
         P Geog. and Environ. Studies 214

      Assessment and examination:
      Assessment is done by a system of continuous assessment, tests, assignments, a research project, oral presentations and examinations.
      A subminimum of 50% is required in each module.

      Enquiries:
      Programme co-ordinator: Prof SE Donaldson
      021 808 2395 | rdonaldson@sun.ac.za
    • 12279 BSc HONOURS – GEOINFORMATICS
      Admission requirements:
      A BSc degree in GeoInformatics or a related discipline as a major. An average of 60% is required for the Geography major.

        Outcomes:
      - Capacity to recognise and assess scientific geographic paradigms and to identify a research specialisation
      - Ability to conduct research by exposure to a series of research skills and the formal departmental prescriptions for research reporting.
      - Knowledge of vector, raster and object-oriented spatial data models and the ability to capture, manipulate, analyse and graphically display digital spatial data
      - Skill in the use of geographical technology such as GIS, GPS, database approaches in the context of GIS and the preparation of GIS project.
      - Ability to apply remote sensing techniques using knowledge of advanced remote sensing principles and satellite platforms, as well as the application of the latest software for image enhancement, pixel classification and pattern recognition.
      - Critical understanding of the principles, prescriptions and strategies for environmental management in South Africa and the application of a series of geographical analysis techniques such as GIS and satellite remote sensing to identify, demarcate and help resolve environmental problems.

        Nature of programme
      - Application of GIS as an integrating tool for the analysis, understanding, management and resolution of spatial problems concerning human-environment interaction, environmental problems in special environments and the execution of spatial analyses and modeling.

        The course is a one year full-time course starting in January.
       
      Compulsory modules:
      - 49611 - 713(30) Geographical Information Systems
      - 12187 - 716(30) Spatial Modeling and Geographical Communication
      - 63363 - 742(30) Environmental Geography Research Application

      Elective modules (choose one module):
      - 63371 - 711(30) Environmental Analysis and Synthesis
      - 63398 - 712(30) Advanced Remote Sensing
      - 12825 - 717(30) Disaster Risk Studies
       
      Assessment and examination:
      Assessment is done by a system of continuous assessment, tests, assignments, a research project and examinations. A sub minimum of 50% is required in each module. The programme is presented in English. All work may be presented in English or Afrikaans.

        Enquiries:
      Programme co-ordinator: Prof A van Niekerk
      021 808 3101 | avn@sun.ac.za
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