Society and the Earth System

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The Society and the Earth System specialisation includes interdisciplinary coursework in sociology, economics, and law in addition to core classes in Earth and environmental sciences. This gives students a unique understanding of how humans relate to the environment, and the complex issues of sustainable societies. Students who choose this specialisation will be prepared for careers in environmental planning, policy, and management, and even careers in business, finance, and government. Students will also be prepared to continue their studies in graduate programmes in urban planning and development, environmental/public policy, or business.

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(Academic Year 2015/16)

Major Core

Course Code Course Title AU Year Taken Next Offered Prerequisite

Society and the Earth System Specialisation

(Academic Year 2015/16)

Additional Major Core

Course Code Course Title AU Year Taken Next Offered Prerequisite
BS1001 Introductory Biology 3 Year 1 Sem 1
ES2201 Law & Economics, Sustainable Development, and Environmental Protection 3 Year 2 Sem 2 ES1001
ES2202 Global Environmental Politics and Governance 4 Year 2 Sem 2 ES1001
ES3201 Coupled Human and Natural Systems 4 Year 3 Sem 2 ES1001
ES4009 or AAG23H Introduction to GIS 3 Year 3 Sem 1
AB106 or HE9091 Principles of Economics 3
MH2500 Probability and Introduction to Statistics 4 Sem 1 MH1800 and MH1801

Major-PE

Students must take at least 13 AU of Basic Science courses (BS/CM/PH). If students have not passed Chemistry at A-level or equivalent, they will be required to take CM1021 as part of Major-PE. Students who have not passed Physics at A-level or equivalent must take PH1801; other students may not take this course.

Society and the Earth System Specialisation students must take a total of 29 AU from the Major-PE table.

Course Code Course Title AU Next Offered Prerequisite

GER Core

Course Code Course Title AU Year Taken Prerequisite

GER-PE

5 courses (15 AUs) with atleast one course in each category:

  • Business and Management (BM)
  • Liberal Arts (LA)
  • Science & Technology (STS)

UE

Students have the freedom to choose any courses(18 AUs) they wish for Unrestricted Electives. If they choose they can use these units to complete an academic minor, gain depth or breadth in their field, or pursue other interests.