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Humanities and Arts Major


Enables students to develop a firm foundation in historical, geographical, cultural and political knowledge, with sustainability as a central theme.

Higher level units in this major include contemporary sustainable design practices and environmental humanities, in conjunction with an arts practicum that contextualises this knowledge within a breadth of professional learning experiences.




Mount Lawley


South West (Bunbury)


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Learning Outcomes

  1. Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts to work in a broad range of government and creative industries both locally and internationally.
  2. Analyse and communicate the pedagogical contributions of the Humanities and Arts to the challenges of sustainability.
  3. Demonstrate broad and coherent historical, geographical, cultural, indigenous and political knowledge considering relevant sustainability principles and global and international perspectives.
  4. Demonstrate initiative and judgment to contextualise design practices and environmental humanities in order to make sustainable decisions and solve problems.
  5. Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for learning by reflecting and evaluating performance feedback to generate self-directed learning goals.
  6. Identify and sustainably solve problems relevant to the humanities using critical thinking and judgement.
  7. Review, analyse and synthesise knowledge in design, materials and the creative arts to contribute to sustainable societies.


Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
GEO1150Geography and Environment: People, Pattern, Process15
ACS3133Aboriginal Communities15
POL3110Global Politics and the Environment15
Plus 5 units from:
CCA3101 ^Environmental Humanities15
DEF1106 ^Collaborative Design15
GEO3123 ^Physical Geography: Landforms and Landscapes15
HIS1105 ^World History15
HIS3101 ^Human Rights: Struggles for Global Justice15
ICS3201 ^Arts Practicum15
POL1105 ^Introduction to International Relations: The World into the 21st Century15
TDD2102 ^3D Design Practices: Materiality15

^ Core Option

Employment Opportunities

Graduates from this major will be well-equipped to work within a wide range of government and creative industries, both locally and overseas.

Possible future job titles

Sustainability Officer, Sustainability Practitioner, Sustainability Consultant, Government Officer, Scientific Adviser

This Major can be studied in the following courses


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