This course will examine past and present human interactions with Nature from an ecological perspective. It investigates current global issues that require multi-disciplinary environmental analysis.
Note: This course can be taken individually or as a part of a certificate program.
By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:
- Define and recall many basic natural science terms and concepts;
- Evaluate scientific hypotheses, experiments, and claims related to the natural world; and
- Apply the knowledge gained in the course to make more informed decisions, refine opinions, and engage in societal debates related to science.
- Academic Integrity
- Science and the Scientific Method
- Evolution and Natural Selection
- Species and Speciation
- Genetic Engineering
- Nutrients, Metabolism and Human Diet
- Photosynthesis and Global Warming
- Evolution and Disease
- Biodiversity and Conservation
- Population Ecology and Human Growth
- Tragedy, Games, and Triumph
Restriction(s): Students in the BAS, BSC and BSC (ENV) program cannot take this course for credit.
|Assessment Item||Weight||Learning Outcomes|
|Quizzes (5%, 10%, 10%)||25%||1, 2|
|Debates (3 x 10%)||30%||3|
|Online Final Exam||45%||1, 2|
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Certificate in Environmental Citizenship : Electives
*Course details are subject to change.