Courses Catalogue

Environmental Studies

COURSE CODE: CIV7100
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Physics, M.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

This course covers key environmental aspects related to Solid and Hazardous Waste; Risk Analysis and Environmental Hazards, Environmental Sustainability and Human Values among others. It includes environmental considerations in planning, design and management of projects and health issues in a work environment.

COURSE JUSTIFICATION

Environmental Studies an upper-level science course designed to provide students with the pressing environmental issues of our time by examining both the science behind the issues and other social reasons behind the responses to the issues.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

Develop a sense of community responsibility by becoming aware of scientific issues in the larger social context.

Develop standards of professional behavior that include rules of ethics and etiquette

Apply methodological approaches of the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student completing the course is expected to:

Outline basic concepts and methods from ecological and physical sciences and their application in environmental problem-solving.

Appreciate key concepts from economic, political, and social analysis as they pertain to the design and evaluation of environmental policies and institutions.

Appreciate the ethical, cross-cultural, and historical context of environmental issues and the links between human and natural systems.

Appreciate that one can apply systems concepts and methodologies to analyze and understand interactions between social and environmental processes.

Reflect critically about their roles and identities as citizens, consumers and      environmental actors in a complex, interconnected world.