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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleDipArts(Sust)
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)

1 year FT, 2 years PT

Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Contact details

http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/current/coursework/contact_us

Dr Megan Farrelly, senior lecturer, Megan Farrelly@arts.monash.edu.au, +61 3 9905 2616

Course coordinatorDr Megan Farrelly

Notes

  • Students must be enrolled in a bachelor or double degree at an Australian university. Enrolment in this course requires approval from the student's home faculty/university. This course is not available to international student visa holders.
  • Equivalent to one year full-time, taken part-time over two to three years.

Description

This course provides students with the opportunity to pursue in-depth study in the area of sustainability while completing a bachelors degree or double degree in other fields. Students explore issues which surround achieving the integrity of natural systems while providing satisfying and productive lives for members of society. Students begin by studying the challenges posed by the natural world and by its over use by humans. Further interdisciplinary studies investigate the ethical, political, social and cultural dimensions of production, consumption and natural resource management. They also provide opportunities to reflect on whether our current ways of thinking and living are sustainable, to consider what changes are appropriate and how they might be achieved.

Objectives

Graduates are expected to develop:

  • the intellectual capabilities inherent in the interpretation of sources of knowledge pertaining to the academic discipline
  • an understanding of the world view of the field of study
  • the capacity for quantitative and qualitative analysis, critique and creative thinking in the discipline
  • an understanding of the present interpretations and potential future developments in the issues underlying the content of and approaches to the field of study
  • the skills of written and oral presentation, argument and analysis, including other practical skills such as computer skills, appropriate to the academic discipline.

Structure

Students complete a standard 48 point major consisting of a first year sequence of 12 points and one of the following:

  • 12 points of second year level studies (normally two units) and 24 points of third-year level studies (normally four units)
  • 18 points of second-year level studies (normally three units) and 18 points of third-year level studies (normally three units).

Requirements

Students are required to complete a three-year major sequence (48 points) in sustainability, environment and society. For information on the units required refer to the 'Areas of study' section in this Handbook at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/aos/arts-ug-sustainability-environment-and-society.html.

Award(s)

Diploma in Arts (Sustainability, Environment and Society)