- Total units 24 Units
- Areas of interest Geography, Interdisciplinary Studies - Sustainability, Resource Management and Environmental Science, Development Studies, Environmental Studies
- Minor code GEOG-MIN
- Academic career Undergraduate
- Academic contact
Geography is a dynamic discipline that is increasingly being recognised as an integral part of developing holistic approaches to contemporary society and environment problems. The advent of products such as Google Earth and the rapid uptake of spatial technology in many facets of day-to-day life have also put geography on the public agenda. In essence, geographers study Earth's diversity, its resources, and humankind's survival on the planet. This involves analysing the associations of things and events that give special character to particular places; the interconnections between different areas; and the working of complex systems through time. Geography is the only academic discipline in which an integrative perspective focusing on spatial relationships and processes is a fundamental concern. Geography takes an integrative approach to environmental problems and their solution, including the study of economic, cultural and social goals and processes that determine strategies of resource use and ecosystem management.
Students undertaking the minor in Geography have the opportunity to explore some of the theoretical and practical perspectives geography offers. The minor in Geography will equip students with a good grounding in aspects of the discipline and will complement a wide range of majors offered across different colleges at the ANU. The minor also allows students taking the major in Geography to tailor a program that will further develop their particular interests in the discipline.
The Geography minor provides the opportunity to develop the experience and skills to:
- Evaluate current geographic approaches to investigating a range of environment and sustainability issues and management strategies in international and Australian contexts.
- Integrate knowledge relevant to geographical science and policy across disciplines
- Apply a range of written, oral and visual communication skills to effectively convey and discuss information about geographical science and policy in multidisciplinary contexts.
- Engage with current environment and sustainability policy debates, recognising the socio-political and cultural contexts in which they occur, and
- Develop a specialisation within the discipline of Geography
Advice to Students
Students should seek further course advice from the academic convener of this minor.
Please note that students undertaking a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Environment and Sustainability in a Flexible Double Degree will only be able to choose courses with either ENVS codes from the lists above to count towards a science degree.
This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:
6 units from completion of the following course(s):
|EMSC1006||The Blue Planet: An Introduction to Earth System Science||6|
|ENVS1001||Environment and Society: Geography of Sustainability||6|
|ENVS1003||Introduction to Environmental and Social Research||6|
|PASI2001||Pacific Studies in a Globalizing World||6|
A maximum of 6 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:
|ENVS2004||Weather, Climate and Fire||6|
|ENVS2005||Island Sustainable Development: Fiji Field School||6-12|
|ENVS2007||Economics for the Environment||6|
|ENVS2012||Sustainable Urban Systems||6|
|ENVS2013||Society and Environmental Change||6|
|ENVS2014||Qualitative Research Methods for Sustainability||6|
|ENVS2015||GIS and Spatial Analysis||6|
|ENVS2017||Vietnam Field School||6-12|
|ENVS2025||Indigenous Cultural and Natural Resource Management||6|
|PASI3013||Environment and Development in the Pacific||6|
A minimum of 12 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:
|ENVS3001||Climate Change Science & Policy in Practice||6|
|ENVS3004||Land and Catchment Management||6|
|ENVS3007||Participatory Resource Management: Working with Communities and Stakeholders||6|
|ENVS3008||Fire in the Environment||6|
|ENVS3020||Climate Change Science & Policy||6|
|ENVS 3026: Geomorphology|
|ENVS3033||International Environmental Policy||6|
|ENVS3040||Complex Environmental Problems in Action||6|
|INDG 3002: Indigenous Peoples & Developmt|