Bachelor of Arts

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Sustainability and Society


Burwood (Melbourne)


Sustainability and Society is a cross-disciplinary approach to human/environment related issues facing all societies. Drawing on case studies from both Australia and abroad, students  will grapple with challenges to multiple and intersecting environments as well as the diverse stakeholders who rely on these places for a range of material and spiritual purposes. Students are invited to appreciate the environmental perspectives of other cultures, as well as to scrutinise their own taken-for-granted assumptions about environmental issues, environmentalism, identities that emerge in relation to conservation discourses, as well as the very nature of ‘nature’ itself.

Career outcomes

Career opportunities exist in the nature education sector, environmentally focussed government agencies, cultural institutions, media organisations, the public service and the marketing and tourism industries, particularly in relation to eco-tourism.


Minor sequence only

SLE121Environmental Sustainability

ALR276Ethical Communication and Citizenship

ASS234Environmental Anthropology

AIG300Australian Urban Geography: National and International Perspectives

ALL381Literary Ecologies: (Re)Imagining Our Place in the World

SHD201Creating Sustainable Futures


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