Students will understand the factors that produce a range of human environments. These include the impact of a growing urban population on resources and how we can live more sustainably. Students will also understand the interrelationships between economic growth, the environment and social factors.
Students can apply theory to several case studies including Chile and Nepal (Tectonic Hazards), Typhoon Haiyan (Extreme Weather) and Rio de Janeiro and Nigeria (Urban issues and challenges). Alongside this, geographical skills are developed including graph skills, field work, map reading and making judgements on strategies to improve the physical and human environments.