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 faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Offered by||School of Geography and Environmental Science|
The enormous increase in global trade and industrialisation has intensified pressure on areas rich in biological diversity and cultural heritage. This interdisciplinary area of study, administered by the School of Geography and Environmental Science, focuses on the distribution and character of the Earth's vegetation and distinctive ecological, cultural, and Indigenous landscapes shaped by human action. It draws on biogeography, palaeoecology, Indigenous studies, history, and indigenous archaeology to develop innovative perspectives and participatory approaches to ecological and cultural conservation. Students undertaking this area of study will develop analytical skills, practical and field-based experience, and basic and applied research abilities that will enable them to pursue careers in biodiversity conservation, ecological management, management of cultural landscapes and Indigenous cultural heritage in Australia and international contexts.
Students studying a sequence in conservation of biological diversity and cultural heritage must complete the following two units (12 points):
Students undertaking a minor or major in conservation of biological diversity and cultural heritage must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:
And one of the following units: