Courses Catalogue

Urbanization And Environment

COURSE CODE: ENV2109
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Environmental Management, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

The course covers the distinctions between urban environments and rural environments, and the need to study urbanization. It encompasses the in-depth discussion of the effects of urbanization processes on the environment, and its resources. The course looks at “brown agenda” issues in urban areas relating to human activities and strategies for reducing these challenges; particularly through planning involvement, and proper resources allocations.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

 

The course will equip learners to develop management and analytical knowledge, and skills regarding urban land use, and will be capable of setting up innovations that can improve urban communities.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

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

  • Explain the various relevant dimensions of urban and rural environment
  • Identify the existing gaps between rural settlements and urban settlements, and suggest how such gaps can be reduced.
  • Manifest competency and self – directed managerial and planning skills towards improving urban communities; enabling them to be better urban environmental planners, and how to set up new projects.
  • Discuss critical urban environmental concerns in the modern world (21st century).

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

A student completing the course is expected to:

§  Critically analyse urbanisation processes and their contribution to economic growth and human wellbeing

§  Articulate a wider understanding of cities and the role of urban processes in shaping society

§  be able to demonstrate how and why different forms of urbanisation have emerged, and their implications for society the economy and environment.

§  Critically analyse the relationship between planning, property development and urban growth

§  Access major sources of information on urbanization and environment