Purpose:

The course is designed to raise an understanding and awareness about environmental issues from a scientific point of view and to survey the effects of human activities on the environment. The solutions adopted to solving environmental problems globally are also covered.

Learning Outcomes;

  1. Describe the basic facts on the environment and ecosystems;
  2. Discuss the historical background of environmental education;
  3. Outline the root causes of environmental problems;
  4. Discuss the importance of environmental sustainability;
  5. Relate environmental pollution to global warming and climate change;
  6. Describe the health risks associated with pesticides, solid wastes and how these can be managed;
  7. Discuss the importance of environmental conservation and the challenges encountered.