University Of New South Wales

An Introduction to the Sydney Environment


Iowa State Course Substitution

ME Social Sciences Elective

M E ME Social Sciences Elective

Course Info

International Credits: 6.0
Converted Credits: 4.0
Country: Australia
Language: English
Course Description:
An Introduction to the Sydney Environment is a 6 unit of credit (UOC) upper level course at UNSW. The course is designed to provide an introduction to Sydney, uniting the common disciplines/themes of the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES): this includes traditional disciplines such as biology, earth science and geography, however the real strength of BEES lies in the cross- and inter-disciplinary environmental sciences. An Introduction to the Sydney Environment will consider the physical, biological and social environment of Sydney, and develop students' understanding and appreciation of the relationship between human and physical environments and current environmental constraints and issues. In 2014 Sydney was voted the most popular city for international university students, outperforming every other city in the world (A.T. Kearney Global Cities Index 2014) and is currently ranked no. 2 in the world (behind London). BEES6601 is primarily designed for Study Abroad or Exchange students but is equally relevant to students who are new to Sydney, including domestic (but not previously resident) or international students. The course has no assumed knowledge and includes ‘reflective' components designed to consider the initial and changed perceptions of Sydney. A series of opportunities for field visits (or optional fieldwork) are used to further introduce Sydney to the participant


Evaluation Date:
September 9, 2019
Christian Schwartz