The new School of Geography and Sustainable Communities is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences. It offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree research offerings in the areas of human geography, environmental management (including land and heritage management) and socio-economic planning, with a focus on urban and regional sustainability. In 2015, the Faculty introduced a new Bachelor of Social Sciences degree program, in which Human Geography is a major. We will also contribute core subjects to the common Bachelor of Social Sciences first year program.
The School staff are all internationally recognised for their research. Their interests encompass social science, humanities and environmental science, and approaches to understanding the complexities of human existence in a diverse and fast-changing world. Their many publications contain original contributions to theory, methodology and policy. In recent years, their inquiries into human-environment relationships have been showcased through The Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research (AUSCCER). AUSCCER aside, our research and teaching tackles issues of urban and regional change at a time of global economic instability and heightened mobility of workers and students.
Those studying with us can benefit from our close relationships with physical geographers based in the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences.