Human geography - XM0015
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What is human geography?
Human geography explores the relationship between people and their environment including major challenges such as rapid urbanisation, environmental degradation, climate change, uneven global development, rising socioeconomic inequality and poverty.
Why study human geography?
We explore the causes, consequences and possible solutions to some of the most important issues facing human societies today: environmental degradation, climate change, globalisation, social inequity and poverty, natural disasters and human vulnerability. Human geography will give you insights into how to analyse, deconstruct and think creatively about urban and regional development, environmental policy and management.
This area of study is offered in the following courses or can be taken where you have 8 free electives. To see if you can take this area of study within a double degree select from the course offering below.
What a week: Geography
In our Monash Arts 'What a Week' series, two year 12 students discover where a geography major can take them from our Arts academics.
- Sustainable policy development
- Non-government organisations (NGOs)
- International aid agencies
- Infrastructure agencies
- Research organisations
As a Monash student you have the option to make your course an international one. One option is studying at a Monash campus abroad, and you'll have Malaysia, India, China or Prato (Italy) to choose from.
"My Monash BA has provided me with great research skills, analytical thinking to be able to look at a big problem solve it and tell a story about it."
- Grace Orange, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts