• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Environmental Studies, Climate, Water Science and Management
  • Specialisation code SOEN-SPEC
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

  1. Analyse environmental policies, programs and projects through the lens of social science;

  2. Critically assess the relationships between people in different social categories and various resources;

  3. 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 the completion of the following course(s):

ANTH8047 - Land Rights and Resource Development (6 units)

ANTH8060 - Gender in Resource and Environmental Management (6 units)

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

ENVS8016 - Contemporary Perspectives in Environment-Society Interaction (6 units)

ENVS8048 - Topics in Environment & Society (6-12 units)

EMDV8101 - State, Society and Natural Resources (6 units)

ENVS8003 - Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation (6 units)

EMDV8009 - Asia Pacific Environmental Conflicts: Causes and Solutions (6 units)

EMDV8079 - Water Justice, Management and Governance (6 units)

EMDV8082 - Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy (6 units)

EMDV8124 - Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (6 units)

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