Climate Justice, Minor

  • Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0315

Previous Code: SM1151.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs:  Yes.  Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.

Earth’s climate is warming and species are becoming extinct at a rate not seen for sixty-six million years. The climate and extinction crises are precipitating resource shortages and inter-societal conflict. Social groups small and large grapple with how to respond to this global crisis, and social principles of equity and justice are under strain. This transdisciplinary minor introduces students to climate justice, a principle of equitable economic and social responsibility for these crises. Moving across the HASS-STEM divide, students encounter multiple knowledges which critique ‘business-as-usual thinking’ and offer just methods for multispecies flourishing in the present and future.

Location 

Campus Mode Advice
Online Internal EnquiriesHCA@westernsydney.edu.au
Parramatta City Internal EnquiriesHCA@westernsydney.edu.au
Parramatta South Internal EnquiriesHCA@westernsydney.edu.au
Penrith Internal EnquiriesHCA@westernsydney.edu.au
Sydney City Internal EnquiriesHCA@westernsydney.edu.au

Note: Students will be required to travel between campuses as not all units are offered at all campuses.

Minor Structure

Students must complete 40 credit points as follows.

Subject Title Credit Points
HUMN 3043Globalisation and Sustainability10
Select two of the following:20
Society, Culture and Human Diversity
Mangamai'bangawarra: Indigenous Science
Catastrophe: The Environmental History of the Ancient World
And complete the following:
HUMN 1058Indigenous Landscapes10
Total Credit Points40