Georgian College - Course Outline


Term: Winter 2019

Subject Code:
Course Number:
PLA Applicable:
Course Name:
Environmental Concerns
Grade Mode:
Post Secondary

Two way equivalent(s):

ENVR 1000 - Environmental Science and Sustainability

Students are advised to retain course outlines for future use in support of applications for employment or transfer of credits

Course Description:

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.

Learning Outcomes:

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.

Course Content:

- Biology and ecology as they relate to a healthy
- The world's bioregions and the places of ecological
concern model
- Human impacts on the environment including the ecological
- Personal, political, and socio-economic aspects of current
environmental issues
- 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.

Assignments 45% Tests 55%


A student at Georgian College can appeal the following:

  1. a mark on the assignment, test, examination or practical experience;
  2. a final mark for a course or co-op work term;
  3. missing or incorrect assessment information on a grade report and/or transcript

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.

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