Learning Outcomes

At the end of this semester, students will be able to:

1. explain the principles of science and recognize their role in evaluating and a viable human society within earth’s systems;

2. describe the basic ecological concepts and knowledge of the natural world;

3. recognise, describe and quantitatively describe earth systems, including the land, water, sea, atmosphere and how these functions collectively support life on earth;

4. describe the variation in ecosystems, their structure and function both internally and as part of the larger biosphere; and

5. explain human population characteristics and growth and recognize the impacts of human society on earth’s systems and resources.

Course Contents

Application of physical and chemical principles, ecological concepts, and systems approach to policy analysis of atmospheric environments, freshwater and marine environments, land use, energy supplies and technology and other resources.