Few of society’s most pressing challenges are not, at their heart, about the environment. Whether the debate is over food security, resource scarcity, inequality, climate change, or globalisation, the environment is a central component. Humans and their environment interact in both material and conceptual ways.
The environments pathway explores environments in flux, while also emphasising the ways in which people relate to, have impact on and seek to manage the environment. This pathway provides understanding of both physical and social processes, with specific attention to the changing dynamics of those relations. It provides a strong grounding for those who aim to work in environmental policy and management.
Skills associated with this pathway
Skills associated with the pathway include critical thinking, reading, and writing, interdisciplinarity, and spatial thinking and analysis.
RECOMMENDED COURSE STRUCTURE
Pathways are designed to help students identify geography subjects focused on a specific theme. Pathways are not formal degrees or qualifications, rather they are recommended groupings of similar or related subjects that students may choose to enrol in if they wish to develop an expertise in a specific topic of interest, or to build a particular skill base for their preferred career path.
- First year
GEOG20001: Society and environments
GEOG20002: Landscapes and Environmental Change
GEOG20003: Environmental politics and management
GEOG20010: China in transition
GEOG20015: Environmental Change & the Human Journey
GEOG20017: Spatial Analysis in Geography
SCIE20002: Human Sciences: Human/Nonhuman Encounter
GEOG30019: Sustainable development
GEOG30023: Global climate change in context
GEOG30027: Local Sites, Global Connections
GEOG30025: Biogeography and ecology of fire
GEOG30022: Riverine Landscapes: Hydrology & Ecology
GEOG30007: China field class
GEOG30026: East Timor field class
GEOG30001: Geomorphology: Catchment to Coast
GEOG30024: Africa: Environment, Development, People
GEOG30021: The Disaster Resilient City
Further study or research
Where could this pathway take you? Here is a selection of possible careers.
- Commercial/residential surveyor
- Environmental consultant
- Geographical information systems officer
- Planning and development surveyor
- Town planner
- Nature conservation officer
- Transport planner
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