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Minor (2019)

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Sustainability, Ecosystems and Community Development

Title Sustainability, Ecosystems and Community Development
Organisational Unit Global Studies
Special requirements This is a cross-School, interdisciplinary Minor and is therefore available to students taking all Majors.
Excluded Majors
Excluded Minors
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Description This Minor is about caring for the environment and caring for communities - and nurturing the relationships between the two. You'll learn about our natural ecosystems and their conservation, and also about community engagement and development. Importantly, the course aims to give you the knowledge and skills need to make a difference by working creatively with communities to create nature-full places that support both ecological and human health and wellbeing.
Recommended Majors
Recommended Minors


Minor Structure - 12 credit points

100 Level Units - 3 credit points

Core Unit - 3 credit points

BIO103 Environmental Biology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

200 and 300 Level Units - 9 credit points

Core Units - 6 credit points

SUS203 Sustainability, Ecology and Communities - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

COD302 Creative Ways to Work with Community - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

Specified Elective - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

BIO257 Australian Biodiversity - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ENV241 Ecology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

ENG300 Environmental Technology for Sustainability - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

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