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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.
This course offers a general introduction to environmental science as an interdisciplinary subject. The course aims to build a knowledge platform and exposes students to the environmental issues 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; Kai Whenua, Kai Moana (Feeding the Planet), Powering the Planet and Biogeochemical Cycles. Students will learn through a combination of lectures and tutorials and hands on workshops combining both theoretical and practical work. Assessment will be via assignment, on-line quizzes, participation in workshops and an end of year exam.
The goal of the course is to introduce students to the principles for understanding our environment and contemporary environmental challenges and solutions. Students will understand and describe the principles of the physical systems that influence the environment.Students will understand and describe the human factors that influence the environment. Students will understand the nature of contemporary environmental science issues.Students will apply their understanding of the principles of environmental science to real-world problems with a New Zealand focus.
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.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Engaged with the community
Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
3 x 1 hr lecture a week, 3 x 1 hr tutorials across the semester, 6 x 2 hr workshops across the semester.
Domestic fee $926.00
International fee $4,563.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
Faculty of Science