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
Geog 20001: Society and environments - core
Geog 20009: Landscapes and diversity - core
Geog 20011: Global inequalities in the Anthropocene - core
Geog 20003: Environmental politics and management - core
Geog 20010: China in transition - supplementary
Geog 20012: Post-conflict development and difference - supplementary
Geog 30019: Sustainable development - core
Geog 30023: Global climate change in context - core
Geog 30027: Local Sites, Global Connections - core
Geog 30025: Biogeography and ecology of fire - supplementary
Geog 30022: river ecology and ecosystem management - supplementary
Geog 30007: China field class - supplementary
Geog 30026: East Timor field class - supplementary
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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