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!Important! This course is not available to students who are taking Majors in the School of BEES.  The course will not count towards to your BEES major.

This course provides an introduction to the physical, biological and social environment of Sydney.  Topics include the geophysical environment, the Indigenous people of Sydney, the natural and biological hazards of Sydney and the development of Sydney into a global city. The course also consists of a series of workshops which consider the contemporary environmental issues facing Sydney. A series of optional field visit(s) are designed to introduce the diversity of Sydney's biophysical environment.

Note: Students have the option of participating in field visits and students may incur personal expenses. Details will be provided during the first week of the course.


Study Level


Offering Terms

Summer Term



Delivery Mode

Fully on-site

Indicative contact hours


Course Outline

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Additional Information

This course is offered as General Education.

Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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