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Bachelor of Science (Human Geography)

Human Geography encompasses the study of human societies and human environments. Understanding and helping to resolve conflicts and crises makes Human Geography an immediately socially-relevant discipline. Human Geographers make an essential contribution to environmental management, urban planning, and the management of social and economic change. A human geography major may be usefully combined with a physical geography major.

Subjects   Credit Points
EESC103 Landscape Change and Climatology 6
EESC104 The Human Environment: Problems and Change 6
Total for major at 100-level 12

Recommended Electives:

EESC101 Planet Earth 6
EESC102 Earth Environments and Resources 6
EESC205 Population Studies 6
EESC210 Social Spaces: rural and urban 6
Plus at least two other subjects chosen from Earth and Environmental Sciences schedule at 200-level. Recommended options include:
EESC204 Introductory Spatial Science 6
EESC206 Discovering Downunder: A Geography of Australia 6
EESC208 Environmental Impact of Societies 6
Total for major at 200-level 24
EESC307 Spaces, Places and Identities 8
EESC308 Environmental and Heritage Management 8
Plus at least one other subject chosen from Earth and Environmental Sciences schedule at 300-level. Recommended options include:
EESC305 Remote Sensing of the Environment 8
EESC304 Geographic Information Science 8
EESC310 Water Resources and Management 8
Total for major at 300-level 24
Plus additional subjects chosen from the Science Schedule 30
Plus elective subjects chosen from the Science Schedule or General Schedule 54
Degree Total 144

Note: The above degree structure must include a minimum of 32 credit points at 300-level.

Other Information

Students are encouraged to choose elective subjects from the arts and social sciences, such as history, economics and sociology.


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