ENVR410-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022

Concepts and Principles of Environmental Science

15 points

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


Basic concepts and principles in environmental science.

ENVR410 is the first of the two core papers in the Environmental Science programme: all those who wish to undertake an MSc, BSc (Hons) or Dip. Sc in Environmental Science must take this paper (as well as ENVR411). ENVR410 is also available to graduate or Honours students undertaking appropriate degrees or diplomas in other Science or Engineering and Forestry Faculty subjects. It includes an introduction to environmental science and environmental science decision making. It presents some of the established scientific principles needed for understanding of our interactions with the natural environment. There are weekly seminars and one-day fieldtrip.

Learning Outcomes

  • The aims of the paper are:
  • Provide a basic key concepts and principles of Environmental Science.
  • Improve transferable skills, in particular the ability to communicate effectively.


Subject to approval of the Head of Department.

Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 15:00 - 17:00 James Logie 104
21 Feb - 27 Mar
4 Apr - 10 Apr
9 May - 5 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 443
2 May - 8 May
Field Trip A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 17:00 Lyttelton 28 Mar - 3 Apr

Timetable Note

1 x 2 hr seminar per week

Course Coordinator

Sally Gaw


Ann Brower , John Pirker and Jennifer Brown


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Field Trip Report 10%
Impact assessment 40%
Exam 50%


Prerequisites: Entry by approval of HoD

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,084.00

* 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 School of Earth and Environment on the departments and faculties page .

All ENVR410 Occurrences

  • ENVR410-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022