Environmental Geography combines knowledge of natural environments with an understanding of how human societies work in order to address a range of issues and problems associated with environmental management.
You will explore ideas of nature and ‘naturalness’, such as the ways in which nature is enclosed, exploited, protected or traded, and the main theories and methods used in examining environmental and development problems. You will also analyse policy options for those concerned with environmental management in both developed and developing countries.
The major combines philosophical and “applied geography” approaches with a strong environmental focus. Geographers study the spatial distribution of different objects (languages, soils, climate, species, economic activities, transportation routes, etc.) and seek to understand the causes and consequences of spatial variation.
Once you complete your major in Environmental Geography you will have the option of undertaking a fourth-year honours program which includes a research project. Entry to honours is based on undergraduate results.
Studying Geography, and focussing particularly on the human realm, has given me tools to think more critically about the society I both inhabit and embody.
–Vickie Zhang, Environmental Geography major
Generator 2012 – Krislyn Tan (Environmental Geographies Politics and Cultures)
Sample Course Plan
|Sample Course Plan – Bachelor of Environments|
Majoring in Environmental Geography*
|Year 1||Semester 1||Changing Melbourne||Environments elective||Environments elective||Breadth|
|Semester 2||Urban Environments||Environments elective||Environments elective||Breadth|
|Year 2||Semester 1||Society and Environments||Environmental Politics and Management||Environments Elective||Breadth|
|Semester 2||Major Elective||Major Elective||Environments Elective||Breadth|
|Year 3||Semester 1||Sustainable Development (capstone)||Major Elective||Major Elective||Breadth OR Environments Elective|
|Semester 2||Major Elective||Major Elective||Environments Elective||Breadth OR Environments Elective|
* This is a sample course plan only. Subjects do not have to be taken in this order. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment.