• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Geography, Interdisciplinary Studies - Sustainability, Development Studies, Environmental Studies
  • Specialisation code GEOG-SPEC

Geography is a dynamic discipline that is increasingly recognised as an integral contributor to developing holistic approaches to contemporary problems in society and environment interaction. In essence, geographers study Earth's diversity, its resources, and humankind's survival on the planet. The use of products such as Google Earth in many facets of day-to-day life has also put geography on the public agenda. The specialisation in geography challenges you to develop and apply a diverse range of in-demand perspectives and skills. Learning occurs in field-, workshop- and classroom settings and includes GIS and spatial analysis, environmental modelling, integrated research training, and small-group interaction that draws upon the diversity of student and staff professional and cultural backgrounds.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise complex geographic approaches to investigating a range of environment and sustainability issues and management strategies in international and Australian contexts

  2. Integrate, interpret and transmit knowledge and modelling approaches relevant to geographical science and its policy applications across disciplines

  3. Apply specialist and non-specialist  written, oral and visual communication skills to effectively convey and discuss information about geographical science and policy applications in multidisciplinary contexts

  4. Engage with current environment and sustainability policy debates, demonstrating autonomy, expert judgement, knowledge, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner in the socio-political and cultural contexts in which they occur

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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

12 units from the completion of the following courses:

ENVS6013 - Society and Environmental Change (6 units)

ENVS6015 - GIS and Spatial Analysis (6 units)

12 units from the completion of courses from the following list:

ENVS6021 - Participatory Resource Management: Working with Communities and Stakeholders (6 units)

ENVS6303 - Climatology (6 units)

ENVS6304 - Land and Catchment Management (6 units)

ENVS6017 - Vietnam Field School (12 units)

ENVS6555 - Water Management (6 units)

ENVS6308 - Fire in the Environment (6 units)

ENVS6204 - Weather, Climate and Fire (6 units)

ENVS6014 - Qualitative Research Methods for Sustainability (6 units)

ENVS6022 - Water Science (6 units)

ENVS6205 - Island Sustainable Development: Fiji Field School (12 units)

ENVS6319 - Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS (6 units)

ENVS6202 - Environmental Measurement, Modelling and Monitoring (6 units)

ENVS6218 - Environmental Science Field School (6 units)

ENVS6223 - Sustainable Agricultural Systems (6 units)

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