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 faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Offered by||School of Geography and Environmental Science|
Debates about sustainability are becoming central to the world's future. In this area of study 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 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.
Students studying a sequence in sustainability, environment and society must complete the following two units (12 points):
Students studying a minor or major in sustainability, environment and society must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:
A maximum of two 'additional elective' units (12 points) can be taken.
* To be taken in the last year of the sequence.
Students can also include a maximum of 12 points towards their major from the following units:
Note: Some of these electives may require permission from schools as students may not have completed first-year sequences in the appropriate discipline.
* Field study unit in Italy.
** Field study unit in South Africa.
*** Note: This unit does not count towards the 96 points in Arts required in a double degree.