Geography (GEOG) 496

Geography Projects (Revision 1)

GEOG 496 Course Cover

Delivery Mode: Individualized study

Credits: 3 each

Area of Study: Science

Prerequisite: Permission of the course professor and at least 12 credits (at least three credits at the senior level) in the topic area. Students must complete GEOG 495 before registering in GEOG 496.

Before registering, students must submit an acceptable project proposal to the course coordinator, Dr. Frederique Pivot.

Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Centre: Centre for Science

GEOG 495/496 are not available for challenge.

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GEOG 495 and GEOG 496 are based on contracted study arrangements between the student and an approved supervisor. Students improve their skills to choose and define problems, obtain information from libraries or experiments, organize facts and ideas, and report ideas and conclusions in written form.

These courses are for students who wish to carry out science-related projects in geography, or to obtain formal recognition of science-related skills and training they have received on the job. A student may do one three-credit project (GEOG 495) or two, three-credit projects (GEOG 495 and GEOG 496). Before registering, students must submit an acceptable project proposal.


To receive credit for GEOG 495 and GEOG 496, you must complete written reports and other prepared materials based on guidelines derived from the learning contract. Credit will be granted only after the student has successfully completed a telephone quiz based on the results of his or her study. To receive credit for GEOG 495/496, you must achieve a course composite grade of at least a C - (60 percent).

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Course Materials

Special Course Features

The course may involve library, field, or lab work as agreed to by the student and supervisor. Students are expected to obtain and pay for all materials used in the projects. Students are required to contact the course coordinator to discuss their project proposal and requirements of the course.

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

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