Environmental Studies 1
|Course code EPBIOL140||Units 10||English Language & Foundation Studies Centre|
This course provides an informative introduction to the fundamental aspects of biology relevant to the many issues confronting us in today’s environmentally conscious world, whilst considering the sustainable use and conservation of the natural environment.
Although it will form the basis for subsequent study in this area anyone with an interest in environmental issues, but not wishing to pursue studies in science, will also find it an informative insight into the natural world.
Topics include genetics, evolution, the diversity of life, extinctions and captive breeding.
The course is particularly valuable to students intending to study Teaching, Marine Science, Sustainable Resource Management, or Environmental Science or Development Studies.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||On successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate: |
1. An understanding of key environmental science concepts.
2. The ability to conduct a search of the literature to identify and evaluate information relevant to an identified issue or problem.
3. The application of critical thinking to address problems in environmental science.
4. The ability to synthesise information and key concepts to produce a scientific report or address problems in environmental science.
|Content||The core topics of the course are: |
1. Environmental protection, sustainability and conservation
2. Systematics and taxonomy; the diversity of life
3. Genes & genetics; conservation genetics
4. Evolution: theory and evidence; genetics and natural selection
5. Biodiversity threats; ex situ conservation; wildlife trade
|Replacing Course(s)||Not applicable.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Case Study|
Problem Based Learning
|Contact Hours||Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks|
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for EPBIOL140|