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In the future

Environmental Science graduates are highly sought after within the mining and resources sector (minerals, petroleum and groundwater) to manage environmental compliance; and state government agencies to regulate and manage land and water resources in natural and agricultural landscapes as well as urban environments.

Students can choose to pursue further studies at honours or postgraduate level. A master’s degree can be studied either by coursework (available specialisations include Environmental Management, Land and Water Management, or Marine and Coastal Management) or by research (thesis and coursework), or the degrees leading to professional qualifications on pages 179 – 198.

Additional information

www.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/environment

Unit sequence

LEVEL 1 CORE UNITS

The Dynamic Planet

Plant and Animal Biology

LEVEL 2 CORE UNITS

Biology specialisation

The Climate System

Global Climate Change and Biodiversity

Earth specialisation

The Climate System

Environmental Hydrology

LEVEL 3 CORE UNITS

Environmental Assessment

Land Use and Management

Environmental Modelling



Biology specialisation

Ecological Processes



Earth specialisation

Land Rehabilitation



COMPLEMENTARY UNITS

Students nominating Environmental Science as their degree-specific major in the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) course must also study:

Science, Society and Communication (unless Science Communication is taken as a second major)

Science, Society and Data Analysis;
And
Biology specialisation

Ecology


Environmental Hydrology (Crawley campus only); or

Geographic Information Systems (Albany campus only)



Earth specialisation

Geographic Information Systems

Global Climate Change and Biodiversity

European Studies

www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/european-studies

Requirements

Prerequisites: None

Academic and English language requirements: See pages 202 – 203

“There is a Europe and there is ‘Europe’. There is the place, the continent, the political and economic reality, and there is Europe as an idea and an ideal, as a dream, as project, process, progress towards some visionary goal. No other continent is so obsessed with its own meaning and direction.” (Timothy Garton Ash)

European Studies equips students with the knowledge and skills to understand one of the most important players in the global environment: Europe. It provides information on and analysis of the cultures and societies of contemporary Europe and the social, cultural and political developments which generated the Europe of today, including both the European Union and the ‘Europe’ of tradition and history. Knowledge of a European language is not required to undertake this major.

In the future

Graduates will be well qualified for careers in the diplomatic services, teaching, interpreting and translating, as well as a range of careers in law, communications, travel, hospitality, publishing, theatre, commerce, journalism and international relations.

Students can choose to pursue further studies at honours level or other postgraduate options including degrees leading to professional qualifications listed on pages 179 – 198.

Additional information

www.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/europeanstudies

Unit sequence

LEVEL 1 CORE UNIT AND OPTION

Europe Now—Cultures and Identities



Plus one of the following:

Journeys: Texts Across Place and Time

Old Worlds and New Empires

The Modern World



LEVEL 2 CORE UNITS and option

European Civilisation

Utopias, Imagination and Modernity in European Culture

Plus one of the following:

World Theatre: Cultures and Contexts

Shakespeare and Early Modern Studies

Romanticism and Change in the Long Nineteenth Century

The Rise and Fall of European Fascism

Hitler, the Holocaust and the Historians

Renaissance, Reformation, Revolt: Europe 1450–1650

LEVEL 3 core UNITS and option

The European Individual

European Nations and Ethnicities

Plus one of the following:

Shakespeare: Text to Stage and Screen

Love and Death in the Renaissance: Reading the Early Modern Period 1450–1700

Modernism

Russia and the Soviet Union in the Twentieth Century

History in Fantasy, Fantasy in History

The Vikings

Exercise and Health

www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/exercise-health

Requirements

Prerequisites: Mathematics43

Academic and English language requirements: See pages 202 – 203

Are you passionate about exercise and health? Do you want to spread the word and educate others about keeping fit and being healthy? This major develops your knowledge and skills in the exercise and health domain, with relevant training for careers in health education, exercise rehabilitation, health service delivery, and fitness industries. When taken together with the Sport Science major (see page 173), this combination leads to accreditation as an exercise scientist.

In the future

Employment opportunities exist in the broad health education and service provision sector, the fitness industry in management, or as an exercise scientist (for students who have completed this major alongside Sport Science). You may decide to pursue a career in research, or move on to specialised postgraduate qualifications in education, corporate training, rehabilitation, physiotherapy, recreation management, health promotion or work safety and health.

Students with an Exercise and Health major can choose to pursue further studies at honours or postgraduate level. Postgraduate study options include the Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation, Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management, Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety, Master of Teaching, and the Master of Exercise Science. Graduates may also consider other postgraduate degrees leading to the professional qualifications on pages 179 – 198.

Additional information

www.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/exercisehealth
Unit sequence

LEVEL 1 CORE UNITS

The Musculoskeletal System and Movement

Human Structure and Athletic Performance

LEVEL 2 CORE UNITS

Exercise Physiology

Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, Exercise and Health

Promoting Lifelong Physical Activity



LEVEL 3 CORE UNITS AND OPTION

Exercise Prescription for Health and Fitness

Lifespan Motor Development

Plus one of the following:

Psychology of Sport

Coaching Psychology

COMPLEMENTARY UNITS

Students nominating Exercise and Health as their degree-specific major in the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) course must also study:

Physical Fitness and Health

Psychology: Behaviour in Context

Finance

www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/finance

Requirements

Prerequisites: Mathematics44

Academic and English language requirements: See pages 202 – 203

The Finance major builds upon the foundations of finance from the perspective of a functioning organisation. These include corporate finance issues such as the appropriate mix of equity and debt to finance projects, identifying the optimal dividend policy, and the resourceful selection of business projects. You can learn about aspects of investment finance including risk and return trade-offs, workings of the capital markets, investment products and investment portfolios, and appropriate risk management techniques. You can choose to gain an overall understanding of the field or select units that allow you to specialise in either corporate or investment finance. If you choose to pursue a career as a financial economist, you have the option to combine your Finance major with a major in Economics (see page 76).



In the future

Graduates are employed as financial consultants, investment bankers, credit managers, financial analysts, stockbrokers, and financial engineers in banks, corporations and financial institutions.

Students can choose to pursue further study at honours level or undertake a master’s degree such as the Master of Commerce or Master of Business Administration (after managerial work experience). They may also consider other postgraduate options including degrees leading to the professional qualifications listed on pages 179 – 198.

Additional information

www.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/finance

Unit sequence

LEVEL 1 CORE UNITS

Financial Accounting

Introduction to Finance

LEVEL 2 CORE UNIT AND OPTIONS

Corporate Financial Policy



Plus two of the following:

Business Analysis and Valuation

Derivative Products and Markets

Financial Planning

Quantitative Methods for Finance

LEVEL 3 CORE UNIT AND OPTIONS

Investment Analysis



Plus two of the following:

Applied Financial Management

Banking: Theory and Practice

Derivative Strategies and Pricing

International Finance

Trading in Securities Markets



COMPLEMENTARY UNITS

Students nominating Finance as their degree-specific major in the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) course must also study:

Economic and Business Statistics

Marketing Management

Microeconomics: Prices and Markets

Organisational Behaviour

French Studies

www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/french

Requirements

Prerequisites: None

Academic and English language requirements: See pages 202 – 203

Studying French at UWA is not simply about learning a language. It's an experience that will open your mind to different cultures and enrich you with knowledge of history. French Studies helps students—from beginners through to near-native speakers—achieve high levels of competency in listening, speaking, writing and reading the French language. Learning the language also introduces you to the culture and intellectual accomplishments of French-speaking people within France and the many French-speaking communities around the world. During the course you will also study past and present French literature, films and popular culture, providing you with a holistic and stimulating cultural and educational experience.



In the future

Graduates will be well qualified for careers in the diplomatic services, teaching, interpreting and translating, as well as a range of careers in travel, hospitality, publishing, theatre, commerce and international relations. Knowledge of a foreign language is particularly helpful for career prospects in international banking and law, journalism and communications, medical and scientific areas, music and the arts.

Students can choose to pursue further studies at honours level or undertake a master’s degree such as the Master of Translation Studies or other degrees leading to the professional on pages 179 – 198.

Additional information

www.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/french

45Unit Sequence

Beginners

Pre-Intermediate

Intermediate

Advanced

LEVEL 1

French Studies 1

French Studies 3

French Studies 3

French Studies 5

French Studies 2

Specialist French Studies 3A

French Studies 4

French Studies 6

LEVEL 2

French Studies 3

French Studies 4

French Studies 5

French Studies 7

French Studies 4

French Studies 5

French Studies 6

French Studies 8

Specialist French Studies 3A

French Studies 6

Specialist French Studies 12

Specialist French Studies 12

LEVEL 3

French Studies 5

French Studies 7

French Studies 7

French Studies 9

French Studies 6

French Studies 8

French Studies 8

Specialist French Studies 13

plus one Level 3 option

plus one Level 3 option

plus one Level 3 option

Specialist French Studies 14

LEVEL 3 OPTIONS

Specialist French Studies 13

Specialist French Studies 14



STUDY ABROAD

French Exchange

Students may substitute four units (24 points) for an exchange to France after they have completed one year of French language studies.






Gender Studies

www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/gender-studies

Requirements

Prerequisites: None

Academic and English language requirements: See pages 202 – 203

The Gender Studies major traces the history of ideas about gender, its intersections with race, class and sexuality, and how social power works. It is grounded in the everyday practices and cultural texts of students’ lives, and also serves as a reminder of the forms of dominant thinking and dissent on sexuality and identity in the past. The Gender Studies major is organised to promote generic life skills like collaboration, team-work, leadership, group dynamics and literacy in screen, print and digital cultures, as well as being grounded in the ethics of equity, diversity and social justice. It provides a major that is grounded in social relations, developing skills in critical analysis, research methods and writing practice, leading to opportunities in further research or employment that involves an awareness of gender, race, class or sexuality and an inclination for social change.

Gender Studies can be studied as a major within the Bachelor of Arts or as a second major with any of the other degrees.

In the future

All workplaces have equity policies, so knowledge in Gender Studies is an advantage to any organisation, business or government agency, as well as professional and creative industries. Graduates often find satisfying work in the areas of social justice, diversity and equity and workplace relations, and the skills learnt in this major are also applicable to communications, education, public service, research occupations and professional practice. Gender Studies will be invaluable to those intending to progress to professions such as law, education, journalism, psychology, or medicine.

Students can choose to pursue further studies at honours level or other postgraduate options including degrees leading to professional qualifications listed on pages 179 – 198.

Additional information

www.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/gender-studies

Unit sequence

Level 1 Core Units

Days of Our Lives: Gender in Australia

Reading Bodies

Level 2 Core Units

Sex, Bodies and Spaces

Men and Masculinities

Plus one of any of the following options:

Sex, Gender and Social Life

Medieval and Early Modern Women

World Views: Religion, Gender and Society in Pre-modern Europe



Level 3 Core Units

Feminist Thought



Plus two of the following options:

Gender Studies Internship

Screening Gender

Contemporary Korean Society

Gender and Power in Asia

Genetics

www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/genetics

Requirements

Prerequisites: March intake—Mathematics46; recommended subject: Chemistry

July intake—Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry

Academic and English language requirements: See pages 202 – 203

Genetics is the study of biologically inherited traits as diverse as those that cause human disease, allow a rare plant to live in a single, isolated location, or result in a desirable characteristic found in a domestic animal used in agriculture. Your studies in genetics will involve the analysis of DNA and the many ways in which it is expressed. This major will deliver you a broad overview of the universal principles, potentials and problems associated with DNA-based life, and provide you with the essential skills of a geneticist.

In the future

Many graduates find careers in laboratory and field-based research, teaching, or government agencies associated with science, biotechnological and/or medical policy. This major can lead to opportunities in agribusiness, medicine, biomedical research, animal and plant biotechnology and breeding, conservation biology, medical and veterinary diagnostics, forensics, patent law and genetic counselling.

Students can choose to pursue study at honours or postgraduate level. Postgraduate study options include Graduate Diploma or Master of Infectious Diseases, Master of Forensic Science, and Master of Science Communication, or degrees leading to the professional qualifications on pages 179 – 198.

Additional information

www.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/genetics

Unit sequence

Level 1 core unit and option

Molecular Biology of the Cell



Plus one of the following:

Frontiers in Biology

Human Biology I: Becoming Human

Level 2 core units

Principles of Inheritance

Molecular Genetics I

Level 3 core units and Option

Molecular Genetics II

Evolutionary Genetics

Genomics


Plus one of the following:

Evolution and Development

Medical Genetics

Complementary units

Students nominating Genetics as their degree-specific major in the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) course must also study:

Chemistry—Properties and Energetics

Introductory Chemistry (for students without the appropriate background in Chemistry)

Statistics for Science



Geography

www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/geography

Requirements

Prerequisites: Mathematics47

Academic and English language requirements: See pages 202 – 203

Many of the world’s most pressing problems require an understanding of the interdependence between human activities and the natural environment. Geographers study the Earth’s landscapes, people and environments. The Geography major is structured to enable students to explore a wide variety of highly contemporary issues and problems requiring the integration of natural and social sciences. The major includes local field work and field trips as well as an opportunity to participate in overseas residential field work in a variety of South-East Asian destinations.48



In the future

Geography graduates are ideally situated to help find solutions to some of the major challenges facing the planet, including the population explosion, climate change, natural hazards, environmental degradation and the growth of megacities.

Students can choose to pursue further studies at honours or postgraduate level. A master’s degree can be studied either by coursework (available specialisations include Urban and Regional Planning or Environmental Management) or by research (thesis and coursework in, for example, Geography or Environmental Economics). Students may also consider other postgraduate coursework options including degrees leading to the professional qualifications on pages179 – 198.

Additional information

www.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/geography

Unit sequence

Level 1 core units

The Dynamic Planet

Globalisation, Environment and Development

Level 2 core units

Geographic Information Systems

Environmental Policy and Planning

Level 3 core units

Geographical and Planning Methods

Coastal Environments

Environmental Change

Geographical and Planning Field Studies

Complementary units

Students nominating Geography as their degree-specific major in the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) course must also study:

Science, Society and Communication (unless Science Communication is taken as a second major)

Science, Society and Data Analysis

Geomorphology and Soils

Environmental Hydrology

Geology

www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/geology

Requirements

Prerequisites: Mathematics49

Academic and English language requirements: See pages 202 – 203

Geology is the science of discovery about how the Earth works. Geologists aim to understand aspects such as how the Earth formed and evolved including the origin of continents, oceans, atmosphere and life; and how natural processes deep within Earth’s interior shape the surface on which we live. As a Geology student, you will learn about the formation of important resources and how climate and environments change through time. The course includes field work with several field trips50 of one to seven days.


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