Courses Catalogue

Environment And Society

COURSE CODE: ENV1101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Environmental Management, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

 

TOPIC

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UNIT 1: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ENVIRONMENT AND ITS COMPONENTS

  • Definition of the term environment and the environment components
  • The hydrosphere
  • The atmosphere
  • The biosphere
  • The lithosphere.

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UNIT 2: AN INTRODUCTION TO MAN’S INTERACTION WITH THE ENVIRONMENT

  • The concept of determinism
  • The concept of possiblism
  • The concept of probabilism

 

6

 

UNIT 3: POVERTY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

  • Causes and effects of poverty
  • Implications of poverty to human beings and on the environment
  • Solutions to alleviating poverty.

 

7

 

UNIT 4: GENDER AND THE ENVIRONMENT

  • The concept of gender in relation to environmental management.
  • The role the different gender play in the management of the environment.
  • Measures to ensure gender equality is incorporated in environmental management.

 

6

 

UNIT 5: INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

  • Characteristics of indigenous knowledge
  •  Importance of indigenous knowledge in environmental management
  • The different indigenous natural resource management systems and
  • Why indigenous knowledge is being lost at a faster rate.

 

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UNIT 6: THE MEDIA AND THE ENVIRONMENT

  • Role the media plays in advocating for proper environmental management
  • Demerits of the media in environmental management
  • Measures to minimize the effects of media in environmental management.

 

6

 

UNIT 7: POLITICS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

  • The role politics plays in the management of the environment
  • The disadvantages of in environmental management.

 

7

 

UNIT 8: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

  • Soil erosion
  • Wetland degradation
  • Deforestation

§  Loss of biodiversity.

 

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UNIT 9: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

  • Climate change.
  • Acid rain
  • The greenhouse effect

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MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Lectures
  • Reading assignments
  • Practical assignments
  • Hands-on work in the industry

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes