Level 1 Understanding the Environment
This course introduces some of the major contributions of the social sciences to understanding how and why environmental problems happen—the social ‘root causes’ of these problems.
This course is suitable for anyone who needs to understand how the environment operates and its relationship with other natural items.
Why is this training important?
It is essential to understand natural environmental systems, physical and social causes of environmental problems, and strategies to mitigate or manage these issues.
- understand and define terminology commonly used in environmental science;
- briefly summarize and describe global, regional, and landscape scale environmental processes and systems;
- students will be able to list common and adverse human impacts on biotic communities, soil, water, and air quality and suggest sustainable strategies to mitigate these impacts