ENVR 1000 Envir. Science/Sustainability
and GED 9103 Environmental Concerns
Students are advised to retain course outlines for future use in support of applications for employment or transfer of credits
This course provides an understanding of how human actions impact various plant and animal ecologies. Past and present environmental issues are examined and future environmental concerns predicted through the lens of human value systems, priorities, lifestyles, and worldviews. Issues of sustainability are investigated in light of specific environmental challenges.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:
1. Compare how the natural environment has changed locally, nationally, and globally since the industrial revolution.
2. Analyze environmental issues through a range of different perspectives such as expansionist, ecological, conservative and radical.
3. Evaluate environmental impacts using the ecological footprint model.
4. Examine the interconnections between environmental concerns and personal, political, and socio-economic practices.
5. Investigate science and technological advancements in the development of sustainable lifestyles and environmental practices.
- Biology and ecology as they relate to a healthy
- The world's bioregions and the places of ecological
- Human impacts on the environment including the ecological
- Personal, political, and socio-economic aspects of current
- Anthropogenic causes of climate change
- Consumption patterns and sustainability
Tests/examinations/assignments must be written/submitted at the time specified. Requests for adjustments to that schedule must be made before the test/exam/assignment date to the faculty member. Failure to do so will result in a mark of “0”, unless an illness/emergency can be proven with appropriate documentation at no cost to the College.
The passing grade for all courses is 50%, or letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) unless otherwise noted below. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester of a program is 60% and is a requirement to graduate.
This course is eligible for Prior Learning Assessment. If you feel you have acquired equivalent skills and knowledge through life and work experience, you can request an assessment. Contact your program co-ordinator, or the Office of the Registrar.
A student at Georgian College can appeal the following:
A student cannot appeal a decision regarding whether or not a PLA or Exemption is available for an individual course, nor the method of challenge used.