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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Area of Study

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Geography and Environmental Science
Campus(es)Clayton

Description

Climate change represents the most prominent and urgent global environmental issue facing the world today. This interdisciplinary area of study, administered by the School of Geography and Environmental Science, investigates the functioning of the climate and atmosphere in the past, present, and future through a range of disciplinary approaches from earth systems science through to environmental policy. Students undertaking this area of study will develop analytical skills, practical and field-based experience, basic and applied research abilities that will enable them to pursue careers in environmental management, climatology, climate change mitigation and adaptation policy in national and international contexts.

Units

First year level

Students studying a sequence in climate change and society must complete two of the following units, including the compulsory unit (12 points):

Compulsory unit

ATS1310 Natural hazards and human vulnerability

Elective units

ATS1301 Australian physical environments: Evolution, status and management

ATM1020 The science of climate

Second/Third year level

Students undertaking a minor or major in climate change and society must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

  • a minor requires completion of the compulsory unit at 2nd year level and one additional unit (total 12 points) from the units listed below
  • a major requires completion of two compulsory units at second year level (12 points) and a further four units (24 points) from the elective units listed below. A minimum of three units must be taken at third year level.

Compulsory units

And one of the following units:

  • ATS2776 Climatology: Land ecosystems and the atmosphere
  • ATS2779 Climate change and variability

Elective units

  • ATM1030 The science of weather
  • ATM2020 Climate dynamics of the atmosphere and oceans
  • ATM2030 Clouds, weather and forecasting
  • ATM3040 Physical meteorology
  • ATM3050 Dynamical meteorology
  • ATS2411 Weird weather: Literature culture and climate
  • ATS2545/ATS3545 Environmental hydrology
  • ATS2548 Environmental policy and management
  • ATS2626/ATS3626 Global disasters: Impact, inquiry and change
  • ATS3259 GIS for environmental management
  • ATS3281 Cultural landscape, environment and sustainability in Italy
  • ATS3546 Environmental assessment and decision making
  • ATS3552 Remote sensing of the environment
  • ATS3558/APG4558 Global change and the earth system
  • ATS3787 Research methods in geography, environment and sustainability
  • ATS3791 Environmental change past to future
  • ATS3887/APG4887 Designing urban futures: Urban climate, water and adaptation
  • ATS3893/APG4893 Special topics in sustainability
  • ATS3902/APG4902 Geopolitics of climate change

Relevant Courses

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts as a Participant in the Dean's Scholars Program
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 2340 Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 0821 Bachelor of Music
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 0050 Bachelor of Science

Double degrees

  • 3277 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0555 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 3912 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Information Systems
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 2672 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Computer Science
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 1541 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-primary
  • 1641 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-secondary
  • 3906 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 0002b Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 3537 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Science
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication + 4423 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3909 Bachelor of Professional Communication and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 1945 Bachelor of Professional Communication and Diploma of Professional Writing