Course Description –
Students gain an awareness of the fundamental principles of ecology, biology, and chemistry for a better understanding of the relationships between humans and their environment. Students form a knowledge base for evaluating personal, societal and political choices on environmental issues, especially those affecting human health.

Pre-requisite –

  • None

Required Course Resources –

  • Christensen, N. (2013). The Environment and You. (1st ed). Pearson Education, Inc.
  • ISBN: 13: 978-0321-73438-9.

Course Learning Outcomes –

  • Increase the students awareness of urban environmental problems and possible solutions.
  • Enlighten students about cultural changes, world views, ethics and sustainability.
  • Empower students to think critically about environmental science through the use of scientific models and concepts.
  • Provide in-depth knowledge of matter and energy resources types and concepts.
  • Analyze how ecosytems work and discuss the major types of ecosystem, the response of living systems of environmental stress; population dynamics; evolution, adaptation on natural selection; and the impacts of man on ecosystems.

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