Courses Catalogue

Agriculture And Environment

COURSE CODE: ENV2201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
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 will help to introduce students to the geography and history of Agricultural activities in various regions of the world, enabling them to identify major agricultural practices in both developing and developed countries; and their impacts on the environmental recourses. Students will also acquire knowledge of major agricultural land use practices in East Africa: crop production; animal rearing and silvi-culture, in which they enable communities in promoting sustainable agricultural practices, spearhead development and food security. The course will further cover the green revolution and technological advances in the field of agriculture; climatic changes and influences on agricultural productions; the relationship / variations in indigenous systems and modern methods of agriculture, and their impacts on the environment. Students will therefore be in position to adopt and apply or promote the use of appropriate agricultural technologies that enhance sustainable agriculture in societies; and agro biodiversity conservation.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

 

Unsustainably utilization of the environmental resources will always have consequences on human and its environment. Thus, this course will avail the students the understanding of interrelationship between agriculture and environment in order for them to appreciate the needs for sustainable environmental practices for protection and preservation of the entire world.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

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

  • outline the concept of sustainable agriculture that encourages environmental sustainability.
  • discuss the interrelationship and interdependency of environment and agriculture.
  • acquired detailed understanding of globalization and food security

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

A student completing the course is expected to:

§  evaluate the validity and limitations of scientific theories and claims about the environment.

§  have a demonstrated understanding of the interactions among physical, biological, chemical, and human components of the environment.

§  formulate tests of environmental questions, acquire data, and apply scientific methods to answer these questions.

§  characterize the various social drivers of environmental problems and the relative attributes of policy instrument solutions.

§  compose and deliver informed positions on current environmental problems to the public.