GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
2017/2018, Semester 2
School of Continuing & Lifelong Edn (School of Continuing & Lifelong Edn)
Modular Credits: GEH1025T ( 4 ) / GEK1522T ( 4 )
Familiarity with the scientific background, social and policy aspects of global environmental issues.
Independent and rational discussion of global environmental issues.
Broad reading of global environmental issues using a range of sources to enhance the ability to interpret this information.
Acquisition of key transferable skills such as communication skills, problem solving and critical thinking skills.
I intend to use a combination of different teaching modes including lectures, interactive discussions, video presentations and team-based learning in order to maximize your educational experience.
GEK1522T/GEH1025T is an interdisciplinary module that brings together perspectives from different disciplines to provide a broad exposure to global-scale environmental problems and deep insights into known and emerging global environmental issues and to develop policies 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 the Faculty of Engineering. 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. The instructor assigns reading materials to individual teams on broad topics that cut across human society and culture.
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 (20%)
Assignment 2 (10%)
Group project presentation (10%)
Final Exam (50%)
GEK1522, GEK1522T, GEH1025
Workload Components : A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week