Students offering Geography in their fist-year of studies at the Faculty of Arts are required to following two courses: GGY 101 – Fundamentals of Physical Geography and GGY 102 – Fundamentals of Human Geography.
Students are selected for the Special Degree in Geography at the end of the first year based on their GP for Geography and the general (overall?) GPA. Additional qualifications considered in the selection of special degree students are their performance in Basic Mathematics and English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Besides the special degree, Geography is also offered as a subject for a General Degree.
The second and third year courses are mostly composed of compulsory courses to ensure that students acquire a foundational knowledge and skills in Geography.Compulsory Credited Courses
In the fourth year, students have the option of specializing in either Human or Physical Geography by choosing from a range of non-compulsory courses. These courses are aimed at providing students with an in-depth knowledge and equipping them with diverse skills required to synthesize the qualitative and quantitative information in Geography. All students specializing in Geography are required to register for GGY 498 and GGY 499 for the purpose of conducting an original research on a topic of their choice and writing a dissertation under the supervision of an academic staff member.Compulsory Courses