SCIE504 – Environmental Issues

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Module code
SCIE504
Module title
Environmental Issues
Prescription
To enable students to understand environmental issues that are relevant to further studies in environmental management and the applied sciences.
Programmes
  • SX1707
  • SX1709
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
90
Self directed hours
60
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Describe the composition of the atmosphere and hydrosphere.
Discuss the sustainable use of natural and man-made environments.
Investigate a range of current environmental issues.
Content
-The chemistry, microbiology and biology of water, soil, and air
-Climate change
-Ocean acidification
-Sustainable use of energy
-Waste and recycling
-Ecological footprints
-Other topical environmental issues
- Kaitiakitanga
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Learning will be facilitated using a range of teaching and learning methods, which may include:
Practical - laboratory; practical or workshop sessions and activities; demonstrations
Theory - includes web-supported tutor facilitated/directed presentations; lectures and tutorials; group activities; peer presentations and review; group/individual research; online learning activities; case studies; guest speakers
Assessment Criteria
Portfolio of Evidence100