Courses Catalogue

Environmental Studies

COURSE CODE: EPH2105
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Physics BSc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

Environmental Studies is a science course designed to provide students with an introduction to the pressing environmental issues. It will examine both the science behind the issues and the social, political and economic reasons behind the responses to the issues.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

 

To provide concepts on the importance of environmental education and ecosystem so as to acquire knowledge about environmental pollution-sources, affects and control measures of environmental pollution.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

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

§  appreciate the importance of environmental education and ecosystem.

§  discuss environmental pollution-sources, effects and control measures of environmental pollution.

§  describe various energy sources, exploitation and need of alternate energy resources, Disaster management.

§  acquire knowledge with respect to biodiversity, its threats and its conservation and appreciate the concept of interdependence.

§  discuss the national and international concern for environment for protecting the environment.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

A student completing the course is expected to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

§  terminology commonly used in environmental science;

§  global, regional, and landscape scale environmental processes and systems;

§  of common and adverse human impacts on biotic communities, soil, water, and air quality and suggest sustainable strategies to mitigate these impacts;

§  of information and data using scientific principles and concepts, synthesize popular media reports/articles discussing environmental issues, and verbally discuss and defend their positions on scientific issues;

of postulated environmental scenarios to predict potential outcomes.