Introduction and historical perspective
i Scope and significance
ii Nature of environment
II The structure of ecosystems
i Principles of Ecosystems
ii Ecosystems function
iii Problems and Principles of Ecology
III Material Cycle
i The hydrologic cycle
ii Natural purification cycl
IV Energy Sources and Uses
i Energy Sources
ii Major Categories of energy Users
i Soil resources
ii Mineral and Water resources
iii Land as a resource
i Air, water and noise
VII Waste Management.
This course aims to provide an awareness and understanding to the students about the environment,its significance, structure and resources.
Course Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, the student will:
• Develop an ability to see meaningful relationships between people, places, and the environment.
• Able to analyze human-environment interaction(s) for a specific case and for specified social and/or environmental conditions.
• Able to interpret geographic patterns using core geographic concepts.
The Dying Planet (An Animated film on Pollution and Environment issues)
case study related to environmental Degradation
Book Title : Applying an Ecosystem Approach’ in B. Mitchell: Resource and Environmental Management in Canada
Author : Slocombe, S.
Edition : 3rd
Publisher : Oxford University pressToronto
Book Title : Envernmental Science
Author : 9. Arms, Karen
Edition : 2nd
Publisher : Asunders College Publishing: Philadelphia.