School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

Subjects

The School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences offers study in a wide range of subjects. 

Undergraduate students can find information about the following subjects here:

Postgraduate students can find information in the Postgraduate Study section.

More information can be found in the Science Handbook, the School's Undergraduate and Postgraduate Prospectuses or by contacting us.


100 Level Courses

ENVI 114 – Environment and Resources: the Foundations

ESCI 111 – The Earth System: An Introduction to Physical Geography and Earth Sciences

ESCI 112 – Fundamentals of Geology

ESCI 132 – Antarctica: Unfreezing the Continent

GEOG 111 – The Earth System: An introduction to Physical Geography and Earth Sciences

GEOG 112 – Introduction to Human Geography and Development Studies

GEOG 114 – Environment and Resources: the Foundations


200 Level Courses

ENVI 214 – Environment and Resources: New Zealand Perspectives

ESCI 201 – Climate Change and New Zealand's Future

ESCI 202 – Sedimentology and Palaeontology

ESCI 203 – Earth Structures and Deformation

ESCI 204 – Petrology and Microscopy

ESCI 241 – Introductory Field Geology

GEOG 212 – Worlds of Development

GEOG 214 – Environment and Resources: New Zealand Perspectives

GEOG 215 – Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Science

GEOG 216 – Urban Geography

GEOG 217 – Human Geography: Approaching Our World

GEOG 220 – Hydrology and Climate

GEOG 222 – Ecology and Environment

GEOG 224 – Geomorphology


300 Level Courses

ENSC 301 – Topics in Environmental Science

ENSC 302 – Directed Individual Study

ENSC 303 – Directed Individual Study

ENVI 314 – Advanced Environment and Resources: Global Issues

ESCI 301 – Global Change: Earth Processes and History

ESCI 302 – Tectonics and Structural Geology

ESCI 303 – Petrology and Geochemistry

ESCI 304 – Petroleum Geology

ESCI 305 – Exploration Geophysics

ESCI 306 – Special Topic

ESCI 341 – Sedimentary Field Geology

ESCI 342 – Structural Field Geology

ESCI 343 – Volcanic Field Geology

ESCI 344 – Field Geophysics

ESCI 349 – Earth Sciences – International Field Course

GEOG 312 – Race, Gender and Development

GEOG 313 – Geographies of New Zealand

GEOG 314 – Advanced Environment and Resources: Global Issues

GEOG 315 – Advanced Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

GEOG 316 – Geographies of Globalisation

GEOG 318 – Quaternary Environmental Change

GEOG 319 – Applied Geomorphology

GEOG 320 – Population and Migration

GEOG 321 – Ice and Climate

GEOG 324 – Research Design

GEOG 325 – Field Methods

GPHS 323 – Mathematics for Earth Sciences


400 Level Courses

ESCI 403 – Stratigraphy and Palaeoenvironments

ESCI 404 – ST: Topics in Earth Sciences

ESCI 406 – Petroleum Geology

ESCI 407 – Global Tectonics

ESCI 408 – Special Topic

ESCI 409 – Special Topic

ESCI 411 – Advanced Exploration Geophysics

ESCI 412 – Paleoclimatology

ESCI 413 – Geochemical Forensics of Earth's Origins, History and Future

ESCI 414 – Physics and Chemistry of Volcanoes

ESCI 416 – Metamorphic Petrology

ESCI 440 – Directed Individual Study

ESCI 441 – Directed Individual Study

ESCI 449 – Earth Sciences – International Field Course

GEOG 404 – Geography of Development Studies

GEOG 406 – The Geography of Place, Power and Identity

GEOG 410 – Urban Studies

GEOG 411 – Special Topic

GEOG 413 – Migration, Diasporas and Transnationalism

GEOG 415 – Introduction to Geographic Information Science and its Applications

GEOG 440 – Directed Individual Study

GEOG 489 – Research Project

GEOL 489 – Research Project

GISC 401 – Foundations of Geographic Information Science

GISC 402 – GIScience Research

GISC 403 – Cartography and Geovisualisation

GISC 404 – Geospatial Analysis

GISC 405 – GIS Programming and Databases

GISC 406 – Remote Sensing for Earth Observation

GISC 410 – Special Topic

GISC 411 – Geographic Information Science (GIS) in Health

GISC 412 – Spatial Algorithms and Programming

GISC 413 – Special Topic: Geomatic Data Acquisition Techniques

GISC 415 – GIS Internship

GISC 416 – Special Topic

GPHS 402 – Special Topic

GPHS 420 – Introduction to Dynamical Meteorology

GPHS 421 – Mid-latitude Weather Systems

GPHS 422 – Radiation and Thermodynamics for Meteorology

GPHS 423 – Cloud Physics and Boundary Layer Meteorology

GPHS 424 – Satellite Meteorology

GPHS 425 – Numerical Weather Prediction

GPHS 430 – Special Topic

GPHS 431 – Special Topic

GPHS 439 – Directed Individual Study

GPHS 440 – Directed Individual Study

GPHS 441 – Solid Earth and Geophysics

GPHS 445 – Observational Earthquake Seismology

GPHS 446 – Advanced Seismology

GPHS 447 – Geomagnetism

GPHS 448 – Advanced Topics in Geomagnetism

GPHS 489 – Project

PGEO 401 – Basin Analysis

PHYG 414 – Climate Change: Lessons from the past

PHYG 415 – Special Topic A:

PHYG 416 – Special Topic B: The general circulation of the atmosphere

PHYG 417 – Environmental Modelling

PHYG 418 – Geomorphology and its Application

PHYG 419 – Natural Hazards and Risk: Processes and Impacts

PHYG 420 – Water Resources

PHYG 423 – Field Geomorphology

PHYG 440 – Directed Individual Study

PHYG 489 – Research Project


500 Level Courses

DEVE 503 – Practicum

DEVE 511 – Development Theory

DEVE 512 – Development Practice

DEVE 513 – Development Policy

DEVE 514 – Development Research

DEVE 540 – Directed Individual Study

DEVE 560 – Special Topic

DEVE 561 – Special Topic

DEVE 589 – Thesis

DEVE 592 – Thesis

ENVI 512 – Practicum

ENVI 520 – Environmental Management

ENVI 521 – Research Methods for Environmental Studies

ENVI 522 – Environmental and Planning Law

ENVI 523 – Planning and the Resource Management Act

ENVI 524 – Environmental Economics for Public Policy

ENVI 525 – Maori Environmental and Resource Management

ENVI 526 – Political Ecology of Conservation

ENVI 527 – The Politics of Environment and Development

ENVI 528 – Climate Change Issues

ENVI 529 – Special Topic: Sustainable Energy

ENVI 530 – Special Topic

ENVI 591 – Thesis

ENVI 593 – Thesis

ESCI 580 – Research Preparation

GEOG 580 – Research Preparation

GEOG 591 – Thesis

GEOL 591 – Thesis

GISC 591 – Thesis

GPHS 581 – Practicum

GPHS 591 – Thesis

PGEO 511 – Technical Petroleum Geoscience

PGEO 580 – Research Preparation

PGEO 591 – Thesis in Petroleum Geoscience

PHYG 580 – Research Preparation

PHYG 591 – Thesis


600 Level Courses

DEVE 690 – Development Studies for PhD

ENVI 690 – Environmental Studies for PhD

GEOG 690 – Geography for PhD

GEOL 690 – Geology for PhD

GPHS 690 – Geophysics for PhD

PGEO 690 – Petroleum Geoscience for PhD

PHYG 690 – Physical Geography for PhD


800 Level Courses

GPHS 887 – Project

GPHS 888 – Research Project

PHYG 889 – Project