ENMG 5000: Environmental Science
This course provides a broad overview of the environmental fields. Students will obtain the base knowledge necessary for the additional environmental management courses. The topics of scientific principles: population, resources, and sustainability; environmental quality and pollution; sustaining biodiversity and cities; and environment and society are included in this course.
None, but students should have an interest in and general awareness of environmental science, ecology, and related current events. Good reading comprehension, verbal and written communication skills are important. Ability and self-motivation to do graduate-level work are imperative. Graduate courses focus on principles, philosophy, history and research, and are structured in a way that demands original and mature conceptualization. Graduate students are expected to read widely, produce work of an original nature, demonstrate original and critical thinking, and formulate and defend conclusions. You will not find all the answers in the text assigned; you are expected to go beyond the basics, and search all resources for information to answer questions and support statements.
Course Level Outcomes
|Gain a better scientific perspective of the world in which we live, and acquire a more technically competent understanding of the environmental processes of planet Earth.||Building on the knowledge obtained from previous degree studies, acquaint and broaden students’ knowledge of the terminology, principles and application of environmental science.|
|Learn essential information about environmental science, technology, and programs that will provide a basis of understanding of environmental management practices.||Students will be able to apply scientific principles to environmental management problems. Provides a base knowledge to build on with further study.|
|Examine the basis of various statutory, regulatory, and voluntary approaches to environmental protection. Also, gain a basic awareness of the principles of the Scientific Method and pure science, in contrast to environmental special interests and politics.||Introduces students to different approaches to environmental management. Also provides a good scientific basis for students not coming from a science background.|
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