ENVR101-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022

Introduction to Environmental Science

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022

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.

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
    • 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.

      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.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 E8 Lecture Theatre
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 E8 Lecture Theatre
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 K1 Lecture Theatre
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 212 Computer Lab
28 Feb - 6 Mar
14 Mar - 20 Mar
02 Monday 13:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 248 Computer Lab
28 Feb - 6 Mar
14 Mar - 20 Mar
03 Monday 15:00 - 17:00 Jack Erskine 248 Computer Lab
28 Feb - 6 Mar
14 Mar - 20 Mar
04 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 212 Computer Lab
28 Feb - 6 Mar
14 Mar - 20 Mar
05 Thursday 15:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 212 Computer Lab
28 Feb - 6 Mar
14 Mar - 20 Mar
06 Wednesday 09:00 - 11:00 Rehua 008 Computer Lab
28 Feb - 6 Mar
14 Mar - 20 Mar
07 Friday 12:00 - 14:00 Rehua 008 Computer Lab
28 Feb - 6 Mar
14 Mar - 20 Mar
Optional A (Optional)
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 101
21 Feb - 27 Feb
21 Mar - 27 Mar
04 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 446
21 Feb - 27 Feb
21 Mar - 27 Mar
06 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 101
21 Feb - 27 Feb
21 Mar - 27 Mar
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 164 Geog/Geol Lab
28 Mar - 3 Apr
9 May - 22 May
30 May - 5 Jun
02 Monday 13:00 - 15:00 Ernest Rutherford 164 Geog/Geol Lab
28 Mar - 3 Apr
9 May - 22 May
30 May - 5 Jun
03 Monday 15:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 164 Geog/Geol Lab
28 Mar - 3 Apr
9 May - 22 May
30 May - 5 Jun
04 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 164 Geog/Geol Lab
28 Mar - 3 Apr
9 May - 22 May
30 May - 5 Jun
05 Thursday 15:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 164 Geog/Geol Lab
28 Mar - 3 Apr
9 May - 22 May
30 May - 5 Jun
06 Wednesday 09:00 - 11:00 Ernest Rutherford 164 Geog/Geol Lab
28 Mar - 3 Apr
9 May - 22 May
30 May - 5 Jun
07 Friday 12:00 - 14:00 Ernest Rutherford 164 Geog/Geol Lab
28 Mar - 3 Apr
9 May - 22 May
30 May - 5 Jun

Timetable Note

3 x 1 hr lecture a week, 3 x 1 hr tutorials across the semester, 6 x 2 hr workshops across the semester.

Course Coordinator

Sally Gaw

Lecturers

Peyman Zawar-Reza , Jamie Shulmeister and Matiu Prebble

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Briefing note 20%
Online Quiz 1 5%
Online Quiz 2 5%
Online Quiz 3 5%
Workshop Activities (x 6) 25%
Final Exam 40%

Indicative Fees

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 .

All ENVR101 Occurrences

  • ENVR101-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022