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Overview

Species extinction, genetically modified organisms, climate change and nuclear power are just a few of the challenges facing us today. While these are all clearly 'environmental' issues, they are also all profoundly social, cultural and political challenges. Education in the Environmental Humanities focuses on developing critical insight into the 'human dimensions' of these environmental issues; issues that now permeate almost every aspect of our lives, from everyday lifestyle decisions to collective and public choices concerning urban development, energy security and food production.

Environmental Humanities is an interdisciplinary minor stream that is designed to provide you with a foundation from which to understand and critically engage with contemporary environmental issues. Drawing on resources from across the humanities and social sciences, teaching in Environmental Humanities provides you with a valuable and distinctive approach to the environment, grounded in the fields of history, philosophy, geography, cultural studies, literature, science and technology studies (STS) and social theory.

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Study Level

Undergraduate

Minimum Units of Credit

24

Specialisation Type

Minor

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Specialisation Structure

Students must complete 24 UOC.

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ARTS/EDUCATION (SECONDARY) STUDENTS

The 24 uoc minor in Environmental Humanities can be combined with a major in History as preparation for a double first teaching specialisation.

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