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Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any 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

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

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 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.

Units

First-year level

Students studying a sequence in conservation of biological diversity and cultural heritage must complete the following two units (12 points):

  • ATS1310 Natural hazards and human vulnerability
  • ATS1301 Australian physical environments: Evolution, status and management

Second/Third-year level

Students undertaking a minor or major in conservation of biological diversity and cultural heritage must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

  • a minor requires completion of a further two units (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:

  • ATS2774 Understanding Australian landscapes: Soil-vegetation dynamics
  • ATS2543/ATS3543 Archaeology of Indigenous Australia

Elective units

  • ATS2360/ATS3360 Indigenous heritage in the contemporary world
  • ATS2386/ATS3386 Broken earth: Journeys through the Australian landscape
  • ATS2544/ATS3544 Archaeological field and laboratory method
  • ATS2584/ATS3584 Australia's black history
  • ATS3259 GIS for environmental management
  • ATS3552 Remote sensing of the environment
  • ATS3554 Resource evaluation and management
  • ATS3557 Out of Africa: Human evolution, world heritage and museums
  • ATS3787 Research methods in geography environment and sustainability
  • ATS3788 Soils, landscape and their management
  • ATS3791 Environmental change past to future
  • ATS3893/ATS4893 Special topics in sustainability

Relevant courses

Diplomas

  • 2327 Diploma in Liberal Arts

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 3914 Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice)
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 1708 Bachelor of Arts (Professional Communication)
  • 1712 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • 3920 Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences)
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program
  • 4073 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences
  • 1719 Bachelor of Behavioural Science
  • 2476 Bachelor of Communication
  • 1731 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 4086 Bachelor of Social Science

Double degrees

  • 3277 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4098 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business
  • 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)
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 4097 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program and Bachelor of Commerce Scholars Program
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 1806 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 4208 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Education
  • 4089 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Visual and Media Arts
  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 3537 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Science
  • 1798 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 4075 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, Other Drugs and Mental Health)
  • 4076 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Disability
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4616 Bachelor of Environmental Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4426 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Business
  • 4425 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4069 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Science
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts