Environmental Geography

Bachelor of Environments

Environmental Geography combines knowledge of natural environments with an understanding of how human societies work.

Course Plans

The Environmental Geography Handbook entry stipulates the complete requirements for the Environmental Geography major. Always use the University Handbook as your primary course planning tool.

Commenced 2016

Semester 1 intake

Year 1
Semester 1

ENVS10012 Changing Melbourne ***

Level 1 Environments elective

Level 1 Environments elective

Breadth

Year 1
Semester 2

ENVS10001 Natural Environments

Level 1 Environments elective

Level 1 Environments elective

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 1

GEOG20001 Society and Environments

GEOG20003 Environmental Politics and Management

Environments Elective

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 2

Major Elective

Major Elective

Environments Elective

Breadth

Year 3
Semester 1

GEOG30019 Sustainable Development

(capstone)

Major Elective

Major Elective

Breadth OR
Environments Elective

Year 3
Semester 2

Major Elective

Major Elective

Environments Elective

Breadth OR
Environments Elective

  First-year subjects   Major subjects   Elective subjects   Breadth subjects   Free points

*** Students who have not completed Changing Melbourne will complete ENVS10002 Reshaping Environments

Environmental Geography Level 2  Major Electives (25 points)

  • Famine: The Geography of Scarcity
  • Ecology
  • Understanding Global Landforms
  • Inside the City of Diversity
  • Landscapes and Diversity
  • China in Transition
  • Environmental Change Field Class
  • Australian Environmental Philosophy

Environmental Geography Level 3 Major Electives (50 points)

  • Environmental Economics
  • Coastal Landforms and Processes
  • Fluvial Geomorphology
  • China Field Class
  • The Disaster Resilient City
  • River Ecology and Ecosystem Management
  • Global Climate Change in Context
  • Africa: Environment, Development, People
  • Biogeography and Ecology of Fire

Environments Electives

Environments electives are subjects approved as Environments discipline subjects in the Bachelor of Environments. The full list of Environments electives is available here.

Breadth

Students should refer to the Bachelor of Environments Handbook entry for details of breadth requirements and to access a complete listing of available breadth subjects.

Breadth restrictions in the Environmental Geography major

Due to the Environmental Geographies, Politics and Cultures major falling under the socio‚Äźcultural category, students are not permitted to take social science subjects (including anthropology and social theory, development studies, psychology, international studies, Asian studies, Australian indigenous studies, Australian studies, linguistics, cultural studies, criminology, sociology and political science) as breadth.

Refer to the Environmental Geography handbook entry for full details.


Honours

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.

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