Environmental Studies Table

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Environmental Studies major

A major in Environmental Studies requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 6 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 6 credit points of 1000-level selective units
(iii) 6 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iv) 6 credit points of 2000-level selective units
(v) 6 credit points of 3000-level core units
(vi) 6 credit points of 3000-level core interdisciplinary project units
(vii) 12 credit points of 3000-level disciplinary selective or interdisciplinary project selective units

Environmental Studies minor

A minor in Environmental Studies requires 36 credit points from this table including:
(i) 6 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 6 credit points of 1000-level selective units
(iii) 6 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iv) 6 credit points of 2000-level selective units
(v) 6 credit points of 3000-level core units
(vi) 6 credit points of 3000-level core interdisciplinary project units

Units of study

The units of study are listed below.

1000-level units of study

Core
GEOS1001
Earth, Environment and Society
6    N GEOS1901 or GEOG1001 or GEOG1002 or GEOL1001 or GEOL1002 or GEOL1902 or ENSY1001
Semester 1
GEOS1901
Earth, Environment and Society Advanced
6    A (ATAR 90 or above) or equivalent
N GEOS1001 or GEOG1001 or GEOG1002 or GEOL1001 or GEOL1002 or GEOL1902 or ENSY1001

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Selective
BIOL1006
Life and Evolution
6    A HSC Biology. Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (offered in February).
N BIOL1001 or BIOL1911 or BIOL1991 or BIOL1906 or BIOL1996
Semester 1
BIOL1906
Life and Evolution (Advanced)
6    A 85 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent.
N BIOL1001 or BIOL1911 or BIOL1991 or BIOL1006 or BIOL1996

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
BIOL1996
Life and Evolution (SSP)
6    A 90 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1001 or BIOL1911 or BIOL1991 or BIOL1006 or BIOL1906 or BIOL1993 or BIOL1998

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
BIOL1007
From Molecules to Ecosystems
6    A HSC Biology. Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (offered in February).
N BIOL1907 or BIOL1997
Semester 2
BIOL1907
From Molecules to Ecosystems (Advanced)
6    A 85 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1007 or BIOL1997

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
BIOL1997
From Molecules to Ecosystems (SSP)
6    A 90 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1007 or BIOL1907

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
CHEM1011
Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A
6    A There is no assumed knowledge of chemistry for this unit of study but students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry Bridging Course (offered in February).
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991


Students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry Bridging Course (offered in February, and online year-round, see https://sydney.edu.au/students/bridging-courses.html).
Semester 1
CHEM1111
Chemistry 1A
6    A Students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) and HSC Mathematics (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry and Mathematics Bridging Courses (offered in February)
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991


Students who have not completed secondary school chemistry are strongly advised to instead complete Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A in the first semester of the calendar year (unless you require 12 credit points of Chemistry and are commencing in semester 2). You should also take the Chemistry Bridging Course in advance (offered in February, and online year-round https://sydney.edu.au/students/bridging-courses.html).
Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2
CHEM1911
Chemistry 1A (Advanced)
6    A 80 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1991

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
CHEM1991
Chemistry 1A (Special Studies Program)
6    A 90 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1911

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
ENVI1003
Global Challenges: Food, Water, Climate
6    N AGEN1002
Semester 2
GEOS1002
Introductory Geography
6    N GEOS1902 or GEOG1001 or GEOG1002
Semester 2
GEOS1902
Introductory Geography (Advanced)
6    A (ATAR 90 or above) or equivalent
N GEOS1002 or GEOG1001 or GEOG1002

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
ECON1040
Principles of Economics
6    N AGEC1006 or ECON1001 or BUSS1040
Semester 1

2000-level units of study

Core
GEOS2121
Environmental and Resource Management
6    P 6 credit points of first year Geosciences units or ECOP1001 or ECOP1002
N GEOS2921
Semester 2
GEOS2921
Environmental and Resource Management (Adv)
6    P A mark of 75 in a 6 credit point Junior Geosciences unit of study or a mark of 75 in ECOP1001 or ECOP1002
N GEOS2121
Semester 2
Selective
GOVT2228
Environmental Politics
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Politics or International Relations or Government and International Relations or Environmental Studies majors
N GOVT2208
Semester 2
AREC2005
Concepts in Enviro and Agricultural Economics
6    P (ECON1001 or BUSS1040 or ECON1040 or AGEC1006) and (ECON1002 or ECON1003 or ECON1005 or ECON1006 or ECMT1010 or BUSS1020 or GEOS1001 or AGEN1001 or ENVX1002)
N AREC2003 or RSEC2031
Semester 2
GEOS2111
Natural Hazards: a GIS Approach
6    P 6 credit points of Junior Geosciences units
N GEOS2911


Staff will organize a non-compulsory half-day weekend field excursion to explore local Sydney hazards for interested students.
Semester 1
GEOS2911
Natural Hazards: A GIS Approach (Adv)
6    P A mark of 75 in a 6 credit point Junior Geosciences unit of study
N GEOS2111


Staff will organize a non-compulsory half-day weekend field excursion to explore local Sydney hazards for interested students.
Semester 1

3000-level units of study

Core
ENVI3111
Environmental Law and Ethics
6    P 12 credit points of Intermediate units
N ENVI3911
Semester 1
ENVI3911
Environmental Law and Ethics (Advanced)
6    P Distinction average across 12 credit points of Intermediate units
N ENVI3111
Semester 1
Core Interdisciplinary project
ENVI3888
Environmental Impact Assessment Project
6    P GEOS2X21 and (GOVT2228 or AREC2003 or GEOS2X11)
N ENVI3112 or ENVI3912
Semester 2
Disciplinary Selective
ENVI3114
Energy and the Environment
6    A Junior Physics units or Intermediate Environmental Science units
P 12 credit points of Intermediate units
N ENVI3001 or PHYS3600
Semester 2
GEOS3014
GIS in Coastal Management
6    P Either 12 credit points of Intermediate Geoscience units or [(GEOS2115 or GEOS2915) and (BIOL2018 or BIOL2918 or BIOL2024 or BIOL2924 or BIOL2028 or BIOL2928)]
N GEOS3914
Semester 2
GEOS3914
GIS in Coastal Management (Advanced)
6    P Distinction average in either 12 credit points of Intermediate Geoscience units or [(GEOS2115 or GEOS2915) and (BIOL2018 or BIOL2918 or BIOL2024 or BIOL2924 or BIOL2028 or BIOL2928)].
N GEOS3014

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
A distinction average in prior Geography, Geology or Marine Science units of study is normally required for admission. This requirement may be varied and students should consult the unit of study coordinator.
Semester 2
ECOS3013
Environmental Economics
6    P AREC2005 or AREC2003 or RSEC2031 or ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
Semester 2
GEOS3520
Urban Citizenship and Sustainability
6    P 24 credit points of Intermediate units of study, including 6 credit points from the following (GEOS2112 or GEOS2912 or GEOS2123 or GEOS2923 or GEOS2115 or GEOS2915 or GEOS2121 or GEOS2921 or SOILS2002 or LWSC2002)
N GEOS3920
Semester 1
GEOS3920
Urban Citizenship and Sustainability (Adv)
6    P Distinction average in 24 credit points of Intermediate units of study including 6 credit points from one of the following units: GEOS2112 or GEOS2912 or GEOS2123 or GEOS2923 or GEOS2115 or GEOS2915 or GEOS2121 or GEOS2921 or SOIL2002 or LWSC2002
N GEOS3520
Semester 1
GEOS3053
Asia-Pacific Field School
6    P 6 credit points of Intermediate units of study in Geography.
N GEOG3201 or GEOS3953

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students must contact the unit coordinator no later than September in the year before taking this unit.
Intensive February
GEOS3953
Asia-Pacific Field School (Advanced)
6    P 6 credit points of Intermediate units of study in Geography.
N GEOS3053

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students must contact the unit coordinator no later than September in the year before taking this unit.
Intensive February
Interdisciplinary Project Selective
SCPU3001
Science Interdisciplinary Project
6    P Completion of 2000-level units required for at least one Science major.
Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2