Introduction to Environmental Science
|Introduction to Environmental Science (ENV102)|
|School||School of Environmental Science|
|Availability||Murdoch: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal
DUBAI-ISC: TD1-internal, TD3-internal
|Teaching Timetables||Murdoch S1
|Description||Environmental science is a problem-oriented, multidisciplinary field that attempts to assess environmental problems scientifically. This unit acquaints the students with the broad principles and methodology of environmental science. The nature of environmental systems and the methods used to learn more about them are introduced. The interrelations between land uses and geomorphology, soils, climate, plant communities, wetlands, rivers and estuaries and their interaction with humans are examined from an integrated, problem-solving perspective.|
|Contact time||Lectures: 3 hours per week; laboratories: 20 hours per semester including field work; tutorials for internal students: 4 x 1 hour sessions per semester.
External students should note that this unit has a four day on-campus component. To find out about the lab and tutorial attendance dates students should refer to the Unit Information handout provided during the first week of the teaching period.
Due to the nature of offering this unit students are recommended to seek confirmation of the exact attendance dates and requirements from the Unit Coordinator closer to the commencement date of the teaching period.
Co-requisite: Internet access if studying externally.
|Appears in these Courses||Conservation and Wildlife Biology (BSc)
Environmental Engineering (BE)
Environmental Management (BEnvMan)
Environmental Science (BEnvSc, BSc)
International Aid and Development (BA)
Marine Science (BSc, BMarineSc)
Sustainability Science (BSc)
Sustainable Development (BA)
|Appears in these Minors||Ecosystem Management
|ENV102||Unit Coordinator not listed|
|N/A||no Unit Contacts listed|