Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is comprised of a study tour that will explore the interconnectedness of place, society and the environment. It will include the study of the impact humans have upon the natural environment, and procedures to establish an environmentally sustainable society. It also involves developing an understanding of how physical, economic, social and technological factors effect the environment. The subject includes pre tour preparation, a placement experience plus post trip assessments. Enrolment in this subject is by application and is subject to approval by the Subject Coordinator, which may be subject also to the availability of places

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMarthin Nanere

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesField exercises, researching, seminars/workshops, pre-trip meetings.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed 60 credit points at level 1 and subject coordinator's approval is also required for admission


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyMerit based quota management

Quota-conditions or ruleson application

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject

Total hours/days required16 days study tour

Location of WBL activity (region)International - regional

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Work with a team of students and other stakeholders on a practical sustainability challenge
02. Explore the impact of humans on the environment
03. Identify, evaluate and analyse environmental issues of current and future significance
04. Effectively communicate with a wide range of stakeholders

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 25-36, Off Campus


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size15

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarthin Nanere

Class requirements

Field TripWeek: 25 - 36
Twelve 16.00 days field trip other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 25 to week 36 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Pre trip context report 1500 words

N/AReportIndividualNo30 SILO3

Reflective journal 1000 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Final project report 2000 words

N/AReportIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4