This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.
Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the ‘Requirements’ outlined in the Faculty of Arts of any bachelors double degrees.
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
Geography and environmental science is concerned with natural environments, societies, communities, economies, human-environment relations and environmental management.
Physical geography emphasises the systematic study of environmental processes, climate and climate change, landforms and geologic developments. Human geography focuses on development, cities and communities, economic processes and cultural studies. Many geography units include some field studies and trips that involve study of interesting landscapes, climatology, meteorology, cities, and environmental assessment of developmental activities.
Students gain an analytical and critical perception of the current state of the environment as well as global challenges such as climate change and sustainable development concepts, using state-of-the-art research methods and techniques such as geographic information systems
Geography and environmental science is offered in the Bachelor of Social Science at Monash South Africa as a major or minor.
In addition to achieving the broad outcomes of their course, students successfully completing this major will be able to:
No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited towards the minor.
No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to a major and at least 18 points must be credited to the major at level 3.
In addition to the major or minor, the following recommended units can be completed as free electives in Part C. of 4086 Bachelor of Social Science:
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Successful completion of the minor or major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:*
Students in other single bachelor’s degrees may be eligible to complete the minor or major by using 24 or 48 points of their free electives.
* Students cannot complete both the minor and major in the same area of study.