Environment and Society

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Environment and Society

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Studies, Geography, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    People and nature interact to create distinctive and dynamic places and landscapes. Applied geography, with its integrating perspective and skills-base, helps us to understand this. The discipline hence addresses some of our most pressing social and environmental problems. Geography objectively views human activities, natural systems and their inter-relationships in terms of consequent spatial patterns and impacts on landscapes, regions and places.

    Learning Outcomes
    To successfully complete this unit, students need to demonstrate satisfactory competencies in:
    1. Gaining knowledge of natural and human landscape features, patterns, processes and issues, from a geographical perspective - including those arising from interactions between people and the environment,
    2. Researching, interpreting and synthesising geographical information from a range of sources,
    3. Analysing landscapes and issues from a systems perspective using applicable information & methods; and applying outcomes to decision-making,
    4. Communicating geographical knowledge, interpretations and analyses in written, mapped, statistical and diagrammatic forms.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

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