Social Ecology, Minor (0215)

  • Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0215

Previous Code: SM1068.1

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.

The Social Ecology minor explores the rich diversity of relationships between the individual, society and environment. Social Ecology embraces a transdisciplinary approach to learning emphasising reflective thinking, criticality, creativity, participation and communication. Students develop skills in ecologically informed analysis, creative thinking and action, social and environmental relationships and transformative education with an emphasis on sustainability, social change and leadership. The minor in Social Ecology is available as an elective package to students across all degrees. Students may also choose any Social Ecology subject as a single elective.


Campus Mode Advice
Bankstown City Campus Internal Dr Karin Mackay
Penrith Campus Internal Dr Karin Mackay

Minor Structure

Students must complete 40 credit points as follows. 

Subject Title Credit Points
Select four of the following:40
Learning and Creativity
Education and Transformation
Education for Sustainability
Sustainable Futures
Creativity and Cultural Wellbeing for Communities (from Spring 2023)
Total Credit Points40