All Bachelor of Environments students must complete the following first year subjects:
880-101 Natural Environments
An understanding of natural systems is crucial for sustainable management and design. This core subject of the Bachelor of Environments degree introduces students to the main systems that shape the natural world. The subject examines the evolution of... Semester 1, Semester 2 12.50
880-102 Reshaping Environments
This subject explores how environments shape us and we humans reshape the environment. It examines human attitudes to, impacts on and interactions with the environments in which we live by considering ‘natural', transformed and built... Semester 1, Semester 2 12.50
PLUS four subjects from the following list:
880-103 Constructing Environments
What are the structural principles and material properties that underpin the form and fabric of the natural and built environments? Through analysis, observation, experimentation, testing and review, students will explore examples and applications fr... Semester 1, Semester 2 12.50
880-104 Designing Environments
This subject provides an introduction to how people identify needs and wants and devise ways of satisfying them through built or engineered manipulation of the environment. Students will consider the antecedents, processes, actors and consequences of... Semester 1, Semester 2 12.50
880-105 Governing Environments
Natural and built environments and their resources have been the source of conflicting claims over rights of access, ownership and use. These contests have in turn led to the creation of a wide range of approaches to regulate such claims. In this sub... Semester 1 12.50
880-106 Mapping Environments
In this subject students will learn how information is used to support decision making in urban and rural environments. This includes methods of data collection, mapping, information communication through visualisation, and decision-support systems. ... Semester 2 12.50
880-107 Urban Environments
To understand why cities have become the most common living environment today, this subject will be built around three questions: what is ‘the urban' and why have cities formed and expanded?; how do we analyse the environments of con... Semester 2 12.50
880-108 Virtual Environments
To plan or design requires the imagining of worlds yet to exist. Drawings and models undertaken with analogue or digital media operate as virtual environments that articulate proposals for environmental change in the physical world. An understanding ... Semester 1, Semester 2 12.50
Environmental Geographies, Politics & Cultures Requirements:
* 121-017 Society and Environments
* 121-021 Environmental Politics and Management
* 121-028 Sustainable Development (capstone)
6 subjects chosen from:
* 121-110 Famine in the Modern World
* 121-018 Geomorphology
* 121-209 Inside the City of Diversity
* 121-026 The Mobile World
* 654-219 Ecology
* 121-033 Environmental Hydrology
* 136-213 Environmental History of Australia
* 121-317 Africa: Environment, Development, People
* 121-320 China Field Class
* 121-071 Coastal Geomorphology
* 316-325 Ecological Economics
* 316-324 Environmental Economics
* 121-316 Environmental Change
* *PHIL2XXXX Environmental Philosophy
Humanity has an ever-changing relationship with the natural environment – yet we rely on it implicitly. It is a complex, issues-rich relationship that requires careful and considered management.
The life of the world’s major cities depends on the efficient handling of water supplies, wastes, energy and clean air. Technological advances to address these problems are rarely free of environmental costs, and professionals working in this field must also negotiate the many contemporary political disputes.
About the Major in Environmental Geographies, Politics and Cultures
This major focuses on the relationship between human activities and the natural and built environment, and humanity’s reliance on the earth’s natural resources.
It combines the study of natural systems, political economy and cultural politics, providing you with the skills and conceptual frameworks needed to understand the complex processes shaping the world around us.
Today, employers in every industry must consider the environment when making business decisions; and Government must be rigorous in developing policies. There is increasing demand for graduates who have the skills to negotiate these areas.
Upon completion of a major in Environmental Geographies, Politics and Cultures, you will have the option of completing a fourth Honours year, which includes a research project. Selective entry into the Honours programs is based on your results at an undergraduate level.