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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

Cities have always played an important role in linking different economic activities, innovation, trade, social relations, and cultural identities of regions and countries. In the 21st century, and for the very first time in human history, the proportion of the world's population living in urban areas exceeds those living in rural areas. This global urban transition has immense consequences at both national and international levels in terms of demand for natural resources, infrastructure, and local governance for ensuring urban and regional prosperity, equitable development and social justice, and ecological and cultural resilience in the face of climate change. This interdisciplinary area of study, administered by the School of Geography and Environmental Science, focuses on the changing relationships between the city and countryside, uneven global development, urban growth and change, industrialisation and rural development. 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 urban and regional development, population and housing policy, spatial economic policy making, international development and environment agencies, and non-governmental organisations committed to social justice and human rights-based development.

Units

First year level

Students studying a sequence in urban, regional and international development must complete the following two units (12 points):

  • ATS1310 Natural hazards and human vulnerability
  • ATS1309 The global challenge

Second/Third year level

Students undertaking a minor or major in urban, regional, and international development must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

  • a minor requires completion of the compulsory unit at second 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:

  • ATS2547 Cities and sustainability
  • ATS2628 Power and poverty: Geographies of globalisation and uneven development
  • ATS2778 People and places: Social geographies of exclusion

Elective units

  • ATS1833 Thinking: How to analyse arguments and improve your reasoning skills
  • ATS2548 Environmental policy and management
  • ATS2626/ATS3626 Global disaster: Impact, inquiry and change
  • ATS2633/ATS3633 Global cities: Past, present, future
  • ATS2725/ATS3725 Population and society
  • ATS2730/ATS3730 Sustainable societies
  • ATS2871/ATS3871 Environmental ethics
  • ATS3259 GIS for environmental management
  • ATS3281 Cultural landscape, environment and sustainability in Italy
  • ATS3546 Environmental assessment and decision making
  • ATS3551 Field studies in urban sustainability (in South Africa)
  • ATS3552 Remote sensing of the environment
  • ATS3553 Field studies in regional sustainability (in South Africa)
  • ATS3554 Resource evaluation and management
  • ATS3556 Urban and regional development in the Indo-Pacific Rims
  • ATS3787 Research methods in geography, environment and sustainability
  • ATS3893/APG4893 Special topics in sustainability

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