GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
2018/2019, Semester 2
School of Continuing & Lifelong Edn (School of Continuing & Lifelong Edn)
Modular Credits: GEH1025T ( 4 ) / GEK1522T ( 4 )
GEH1025T is an interdisciplinary module that brings together perspectives from different disciplines to provide deep insights into known and emerging global environmental issues and to develop polcies for achieving environmental, economic and social sustainability in a holistic manner. Given the scope of the module and its educational outcomes, the module draws students from diverse disciplines within NUS including "Law", "Business" and "Computing", etc. The key strength of the module is its diversity in terms of disciplinary composition. To take advantage of this diversity, the module promotes "collaborative learning" through peer teaching & learning by dividing the large class into multi-disciplinary teams of 5 students. The instructor assigns reading materials to individual teams on broad topics that cut across human society and culture.
This module promotes interactive learning.
GEH1025 is an interdisciplinary module that brings together perspectives from different disciplines to provide a broad exposure to global-scale environmental problems, deep insights into known and emerging global environmental issues, and develop policies for achieving environmental, economic and social sustainability in a holistic manner. This broad survey will aid students’ understanding of the interesting and complex environmental topics that appear regularly in the news.
Environmental problems & their causes
Human population & Urbanization
Ecosystems & Biodiversity
The State of the Environment
Stratospheric Ozone Depletion
Achieving Sustainable Development?
Assignment 1 (10%)
Mid-term test (25%)
Assignment 2 (10%)
Final Exam (55%)
GEK1522, GEK1522T, GEH1025
Workload Components : A-B-C-D-E
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D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week