• Total units 24 Units
  • Specialisation code SOEN-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate
Society and Environment Specialisation

The society and environment specialisation will provide you with an understanding of the social impact of environmental policy, and the skills to develop activities that improve the relationship between local communities and their natural environments.

The program is taught by active development practitioners and the University’s world-leading academics in resource management and environmental studies.

Career opportunities

The Society and Environment specialisation will advance your career in development, policy, and program management focusing on environmental issues, in government and non-government organisations, private corporations, or as an independent consultant.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. analyse environmental policies, programs and projects through the lens of social science;
  2. undertake and evaluate the social impact of policies, programs and projects that also have an environmental impact;
  3. conduct research on the consumption of ecosystem services and management of environmental issues by local communities and formal organisations, and;
  4. critically evaluate a range of theoretical and practical approaches to the relationship between social and environmental issues
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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ANTH8044 Land Rights and Resource Development (Advanced) 12

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ANTH8014 Mining, Community and Society 6
ANTH8060 Exploring Gender, Resources and the Environment 6
ANTH8106 Gender, Violence and Development 6
EMDV8082 Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy 6
EMDV8009 Asia Pacific Environmental Conflicts: Causes and Solutions 6
EMDV8101 State, Society and Natural Resources 6
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