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Study Environment and Society at Otago

    Environment and Society looks at fundamentals of the Earth's environmental systems; human impact on natural systems at global, national and regional scales.

    It also covers environmental hazards, concerns and issues; ethical, legislative, economic, and political responses and constraints.

    See also the subject entry for Environmental Management.


    Environment and Society as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BCom, BEntr, BHealSc, BACom, BASc or BComSc degree

    Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (BEntr), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), Bachelor of Arts and Commerce (BACom), Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) or Bachelor of Commerce and Science (BComSc) degree


    ENVI 111 Environment and Society

    One other approved paper at 100-level or above




    ENVI 211 Environmental History of New Zealand

    One other approved paper at 200-level or above




    ENVI 311 Understanding Environmental Issues

    Note: ENVI 312 is available as one of the elective papers.


    Total 90

    ENVI papers

    Paper Code Year Title Points Teaching period
    ENVI111 2024 Environment and Society 18 Semester 1
    ENVI211 2024 Environmental History of New Zealand 18 Semester 2
    ENVI311 2024 Understanding Environmental Issues 18 Semester 1
    ENVI312 2024 Interdisciplinary Aspects of Climate Change 18 Semester 2

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    Course co-ordinator: Associate Professor Mike Hilton
    Tel +64 3 479 8778

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