Explore Contemporary Environmental Challenges
Environmental Humanities is an interdisciplinary field of study that creates a solid foundation to understand and critically engage with contemporary environmental issues. You'll learn to address environmental challenges from a historically, philosophically and culturally informed standpoint.
Environmental Humanities at UNSW unites a transdisciplinary group of scholars to form a unique and distinctive approach to teaching programs. Our teaching draws upon viewpoints from geography, history, philosophy, cultural studies, literature, science and technology studies, and social theory. Together, our academics provide students with a holistic view of human interaction with the environment.
Examine the Human Impact on the Natural World
The world we live in is complex, and challenges are ever-present. From species extinction and genetically modified organisms to climate change and nuclear power, we as global citizens face a range of pressing issues. By studying Environmental Humanities, you'll explore the political dimensions of these environmental challenges. You’ll consider how different social, economic, and technological systems are entangled with the environment.
Your studies will immerse you in different theories and research methods to interrogate environmental dilemmas from a range of different viewpoints. These theories and research methods will help you develop nuanced insights into social and environmental worlds.
Understand the Complexity of Today’s Environmental Challenges
Studying Environmental Humanities will allow future changemakers to understand environmental issues as an interface of social, cultural and political challenges. You'll explore the way these issues impact our daily lives and inform decisions and policies related to urban development, energy security and food production.