Environmental Studies

Honours

Honours in Environmental Studies is embedded within the Bachelor of Advanced Studies. It includes a 24-credit point research project incorporating the study of how social and bio-physical phenomena intersect to generate environmental outcomes, and what this means for humans and the places they inhabit. Students will also complete two 6-credit point coursework units that will aid in the development of fundamental research, ethical and communication skills and 12-credit points of other study.

A further 12-credit points of coursework is required to complete the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies, if not completed already, these could be used to complete a second major.

Honours in Environmental Studies is available to students with a major in environmental studies or a cognate area. Admittance into the program is determined by the Faculty of Science as well as the environmental studies honours coordinator.

Honours Coordinator:

Professor Dale Dominey-Howes
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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (HONOURS)

The Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours) (Environmental Studies) requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 6 credit points of 4000-level Honours coursework core units, and
(ii) 6 credit points of 4000-level Honours coursework selective units, and
(iii) 36 credit points of 4000-level Honours research project units

Honours Coursework Core

ENVI4101
Advanced Research in Environmental Studies
6    A Have a broad understanding of fundamental concepts in natural and social sciences, and how these apply to practice, policies and institutions relevant to environment issues; be able to collate, synthesise and critically evaluate information in environmental studies from relevant sources.
Intensive August
Intensive March

Honours Coursework Selective

SCIE4001
Science Communication
6    A Completion of a major in a science discipline. Basic knowledge of other sciences is beneficial. Experience in communication such as delivering oral presentations and producing written reports. An awareness of science in a societal context, e.g., of disciplinary applications.
P 144 credit points of units of study and including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000- or 4000-level and 18 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level units from Science Table A.


Mid-year honours students would take this unit of study in S1 (their second semester of study).
Semester 1
SCIE4003
Ethics in Science
6    A Successful completion of a Science major.
P 144 credit points of units of study and including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000- or 4000-level and 18 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level units from Science Table A
N HSBH3004 or HPSC3107
Intensive August
Intensive March

Honours Core Research Project

ENVI4103
Environmental Studies Honours Project A
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ENVI4104
Environmental Studies Honours Project B
6    C ENVI4103
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENVI4105
Environmental Studies Honours Project C
6    C ENVI4104
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENVI4106
Environmental Studies Honours Project D
6    C ENVI4105
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENVI4107
Environmental Studies Honours Project E
6    C ENVI4106
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENVI4108
Environmental Studies Honours Project F
6    C ENVI4107
Semester 1
Semester 2