Australian Environmental Futures

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Australian Environmental Futures

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    GEOS114 or ENV118 or GEOS118

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This interdisciplinary unit introduces and critically examines key environmental, social, economic, cultural and political processes and relationships that underpin environmental management and sustainability in urban, rural and remote Australia. Vital environmental and social issues, including water security, land and ecosystem conservation, population growth, urban development, and climate variability and environmental change, are considered in the context of integrated and adaptive approaches to management at a range of scales. The unit also explores fundamental concepts such as environmental justice, governance, decision making, and system connectivity, and encourages students to discover more about the past and present in order to contribute to improved environmental futures.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.