To be read in conjunction with the program of study requirements for the degree in which you are enrolled:
A student may complete a major sequence of 36 units in Environmental Studies by completing two Year 1 topics (9 units), two Year 2 topics (9 units) and two Year 3 topics (9 units) plus two additional topics (9 units) from the Year 2 or Year 3 topics listed in the program of study below.
A student may complete a minor sequence of 22.5 units in Environmental Studies by completing two Year 1 topics (9 units), two Year 2 topics (9 units) plus and additional topic (4.5 units) from the Year 2 or Year 3 topics listed in the program of study below.
A student may complete an extended major sequence in Environmental Studies by completing the prescribed major topics (36 units), plus an additional two topics (9 units) from the Year 2 or Year 3 topics listed below.
An extended major in Environmental Studies is not available to students enrolled in the double Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Arts degrees.
The major in Environmental Studies aims to develop an understanding of the complexity with which humans impact and view the environment; the extent to which environmental changes have taken place, particularly in Australia; and the roles of social institutions, governance, scientific knowledge and community values in environmental management.
The major also aims to produce graduates with the skills to observe and record information, which is often spatially and socially explicit, and analyse the state or condition of aspects of the atmosphere, inland waters, land, sea and coasts to improve understanding and better manage the environment.
Graduates with a major in Environmental Studies will be expected to be able to:
- describe the human impacts being exerted on the environment
- identify a number of current environmental issues, collect and analyse the state or condition of these systems as a result of the human pressure
- communicate environmental issues using a variety of media
- describe the changing role and value of government, science and community in environmental management
- recognise and assess environmental change
- describe the characteristics of environmental change research
- communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
- appreciate the importance of ethical behaviour in scholarship and professional activity.
Program of study
The following is the program of study for a 36 unit major sequence in Environmental Studies and should be read in conjunction with the course rule for the degree in which you are enrolled.
Major - Environmental Studies
Year 1 topics
ENVS1001 Introduction to Environmental Investigations (4.5 units)
GEOG1001 Water Resources and Society (4.5 units)
Year 2 topics
GEOG2711 Australian Environmental Change (4.5 units)
plus 4.5 units from the year 2 topics listed below subject to meeting prerequisites
ARCH2202 Australian Indigenous Archaeology (4.5 units)
ARCH2206 Archaeological Science (4.5 units)
BIOL2711 Ecology (4.5 units)
DVST2701 Sustainable Development (4.5 units)
EASC2702 Global Climate Change (4.5 units)
ENVS2742 Environment, Economy and Culture (4.5 units)
GEOG2700 Geographical Information Systems (4.5 units)
GEOG2701 Introduction to Remote Sensing (4.5 units)
GEOG2702 Image Analysis in Remote Sensing (4.5 units)
GEOG2712 Asian Regional Development (4.5 units)
PHIL2604 Environmental Philosophy (4.5 units)
POLI2012 Environmental Politics (4.5 units)
Year 3 topics
ENVS3742 Emerging Issues in Australian Environmental Management (4.5 units)
plus 4.5 units from the year 3 topics listed below
ASST3011 Environment and Development in Asia (4.5 units)
BIOL3701 Conservation Biology and Restoration Ecology (4.5 units)
ENVS3711 Coastal Management (4.5 units)
ENVS3732 Environmental Impact Assessment (4.5 units)
GEOG3701 Spatial Information Management (4.5 units)
GEOG3711 Advanced Digital Image Analysis (4.5 units)
GEOG3731 GIS Modelling (4.5 units)
GEOG3751 Advanced Spatial Statistics (4.5 units)
GEOG3761 Caring as Country (4.5 units)
plus an additional 9 units from the year 2 or 3 topics listed above.
Bachelor of Applied Geographical Information Systems students cannot undertake GEOG2700, GEOG2701, GEOG2702, GEOG3701, GEOG3711, GEOG3731 or GEOG3751 as part of their Arts major in Environmental Studies.
Refer to the Honours - Environmental Studies