UFH Department of Geography and Environmental Science

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UFH Department of Geography and Environmental Science

UFH Department of Geography and Environmental Science – see details below:

WELCOME STATEMENT

Welcome to the Department of Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Fort Hare.  We trust that you will enjoy ‘surfing’ with us.

First established as a Department at the Alice Campus of the University in 1946, Geography and Environmental Science is the first Department within the University’s Faculty of Science and Agriculture to offer degree programmes at both the Alice and the East London campuses.

THE DEPARTMENT

The Department has relatively grown, with approximately 300 undergraduate, and about 100 postgraduate students (Honours, Masters and PhD), ten academic and administrative support staff.

The Department is committed to academic excellence.  Its undergraduate degree programme is carefully balanced between Physical and Human Geography, with emphasis on their integration, particularly through field studies.  The postgraduate programme is strongly conceptually and deductively informed, thereby providing a rich theoretical foundation for empirical research. In addition, the department is committed in training young minds on the aspects of Geography (Economic, settlement), Environmental sciences (EIA, Integrated Environmental Management) and GIS & Remote Sensing (theory and application).

See Also: University of Fort Hare UFH Postgraduate Application Forms Pdf

Academic members of staff bring strategic skills and talents to the Department, including local and international academic training, professional education qualifications, multi-faceted lecturing and learning experiences, dedicated commitment to research, and an exceptional drive towards social justice and community development.  These attributes complement those of the Department’s post-doctoral fellows and students from countries such as France, Morocco, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Lesotho, Botswana, Ghana, Cameroon, Swaziland and South Africa.

The Department’s principal objective is to build and sustain a strong, vibrant and critical cohort of postgraduate students, dedicated to challenging established modes of thinking and research in selected geographical, environmental sciences, climate change, food security, water quality, risk and vulnerability aspects, GIS and remote sensing of the environment..

GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AT THE EAST LONDON CAMPUS

The Department of Geography and Environmental Science commenced offering postgraduate degree programmes at the University’s East London Campus since the beginning of the 2007 Academic Year.  Programmes are offered on a full-time or part-time basis for the BSc Honours, MSc, MPhil (Environmental Studies) and PhD degrees at East London.  Lectures and seminars are conducted in five block week sessions during the academic year.

The University Senate also approved in May 2006 the migration of the Geography and Environmental Science undergraduate degree programmes to East London. Full details regarding the degree programmes, admission requirements and course contents can be found under the section of the website entitled “Course Outlines”.

The University of Fort Hare has a tuition waiver system for duly qualifying Masters and PhD students.  For details regarding these tuition waivers, please contact the University’s Govan Mbeki Research and Development Centre (GMRDC).

The department reserves the right to grant admission based on the availability of the supervisor.

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FIRST YEAR COURSES
GEG111: Geomorphology, Economic Geography and Population Geography
GEG121: Climatology, Settlement Geography and Regional Geography

SECOND YEAR COURSES
GEG211: Pedology, Population, Climatology, Settlement Geography, Environmental Studies
GEG221: Economic Geography, Geomorphology, Statistic for Geographers, GIS and Remote Sensing

THIRD YEAR COURSES
GEG312: Economic Geography and Geographical Research
GEG313: Biogeography
GEG322: Climatology and Geomorphology
GEG323: Settlement Geography and Geographical Research

HONOURS COURSES
GEG501: Theory of Geography
GEG502: Mini-dissertation
GEG508: Cartography, GIS and Remote Sensing
GEG515: Physical Geography: Climatology
GEG517: Human Geography: Economic Geography
GEG523: Integrated Environmental Management
GEG524: Physical Geography: Geomorphology
GEG526: Human Geography: Settlement Geography

MASTERS COURSES (MSc in Geography)
GEG700: Geography MSc Dissertation (Full)

MASTERS OF PHILOSOPHY COURSES (MPhil in Geography)
GEG701: Research Methodology and Research Reports
GEG705: Mini-dissertation
GEG712: Natural Resources Management
GEG723: Environmental Impact Assessment
GEG724  Ecological Basis of Integrated Environmental Management

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D.)
 GEG800: Geography Ph.D. Thesis

 

CONTACT INFO:

Mrs. K Xoxo

Department Of Geography and Environmental Science
University of Fort Hare
Private Bag X1314
ALICE
5700
Eastern Cape
South Africa

Tel: (+27)(40) 602 2080 (Office)
Email: kxoxo@ufh.ac.za

 

Postgraduate Coordinators

Dr. H. B. Magagula
Department Of Geography and Environmental Science
Private Bag X1314
ALICE
5700
Eastern Cape
South Africa

Tel: (+27)(40) 602 2157 (Office)
Email: hmagagula@ufh.ac.za

Ms. Z. A. F. Mzitshi
Department Of Geography and Environmental Science
Private Bag X1314
ALICE
5700
Eastern Cape
South Africa

Tel: (+27)(40) 602 2011 (Office)
Email: zmzitshi@ufh.ac.za

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