ENVR101-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Introduction to Environmental Science

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023

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 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 E8 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 E8 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 E8 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 Elsie Locke 104A
20 Feb - 26 Feb
20 Mar - 26 Mar
15 May - 21 May
02 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Rehua 329
20 Feb - 26 Feb
20 Mar - 26 Mar
15 May - 21 May
03 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Elsie Locke 104A
20 Feb - 26 Feb
20 Mar - 26 Mar
15 May - 21 May
04 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Ernest Rutherford 225
20 Feb - 26 Feb
20 Mar - 26 Mar
15 May - 21 May
05 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 121
20 Feb - 26 Feb
20 Mar - 26 Mar
15 May - 21 May
06 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 225
20 Feb - 26 Feb
20 Mar - 26 Mar
15 May - 21 May
07 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 Elsie Locke 104A
20 Feb - 26 Feb
20 Mar - 26 Mar
15 May - 21 May
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 15:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 164 Geog/Geol Lab
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
1 May - 14 May
22 May - 4 Jun
02 Tuesday 11:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 164 Geog/Geol Lab
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
1 May - 14 May
22 May - 4 Jun
03 Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00 Ernest Rutherford 164 Geog/Geol Lab
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
1 May - 14 May
22 May - 4 Jun
04 Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 164 Geog/Geol Lab
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
1 May - 14 May
22 May - 4 Jun
05 Friday 12:00 - 14:00 Ernest Rutherford 164 Geog/Geol Lab
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
1 May - 14 May
22 May - 4 Jun
06 Thursday 12:00 - 14:00 Ernest Rutherford 164 Geog/Geol Lab
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
1 May - 14 May
22 May - 4 Jun
07 Thursday 15:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 164 Geog/Geol Lab
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
1 May - 14 May
22 May - 4 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 $951.00

International fee $4,750.00

* 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

  • ENVR101-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023