ENVR101-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Introduction to Environmental Science

15 points
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018

Description

This course offers a general introduction to environmental science in an interdisciplinary context. The ENVR 101 course aims to build a knowledge platform and exposes students to the environmental problems and solutions of the modern era. Using an integrated approach across the chemical, biological, cultural and values/ethics aspects of environmental science, students will consider the problems and solutions across key topics including: Feeding the planet (Kai whenua and Kai Moana), Sustainable resource use and waste management, powering the planet, human health and environment, sustainable cities, and sustainable tourism. Students will learn through a combination of lectures and tutorials/workshops. Assessment will be via assignment, on-line quizzes and an exam.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 A1 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 E9 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00 E9 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 111 8 Oct - 14 Oct
02 Wednesday 09:00 - 11:00 Ernest Rutherford 225 8 Oct - 14 Oct
03 Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 340 8 Oct - 14 Oct
04 Tuesday 11:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 101 8 Oct - 14 Oct
05 Wednesday 16:00 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 443 8 Oct - 14 Oct
Workshop B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 212 Computer Lab 30 Jul - 12 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
15 Oct - 21 Oct
02 Wednesday 09:00 - 11:00 Ernest Rutherford 212 Computer Lab 30 Jul - 12 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
15 Oct - 21 Oct
03 Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00 Ernest Rutherford 212 Computer Lab 30 Jul - 12 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
15 Oct - 21 Oct
04 Tuesday 11:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 001 Computer Lab 30 Jul - 12 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
15 Oct - 21 Oct
05 Wednesday 16:00 - 18:00 Ernest Rutherford 212 Computer Lab 30 Jul - 12 Aug
10 Sep - 23 Sep
15 Oct - 21 Oct

Course Coordinator

Sally Gaw

Lecturers

Travis Horton , Helen Fitt and Peyman Zawar-Reza

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Practical classes 30%
Assignment 25 Aug 2018 15%
Online quizzes 15%
Exam 40%

Course links

Course handout and content (PDF 89KB)

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $865.00

International fee $3,788.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see College of Science.

All ENVR101 Occurrences

  • ENVR101-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018