Enquiry for Major/Minor/Programme Requirements

Minor Title Minor in Environmental Science
Offered to students admitted to Year 1 in 2017-2018
Objectives:

The Minor in Environmental Science aims to provide students with an introduction to some complex environmental issues.  Students will gain ecological and physical knowledge of the environment, become literate in issues related to environmental sustainability, monitoring and management, and be able to explore interdisciplinary solutions to these problems.  This training will help student understand certain aspects of the environment and possible ways to solving environmental problems which will be useful to students to enhance their career prospects.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this programme, students should be able to:
PLO 1 :

identify and describe different components of the environmental systems and key issues in environmental science (by means of lectures, coursework, tutorial classes and field/ laboratory/ team-based learning in the curriculum)

PLO 2 :

observe, describe, measure and analyze physical, biological and chemical characteristics of natural and man-made environments (by means of lectures, coursework, tutorial classes and field/ laboratory/ team-based learning in the curriculum)

PLO 3 :

appropriately use and critically analyze a range of forms and sources of environmental data, and assess environmental problems (by means of lectures, coursework, tutorial classes and field/ laboratory/ team-based learning in the curriculum)

PLO 4 :

gain skills in scientific inquiry and effective communication of global environmental problems, issues of resource management, policies and management methods (by means of field/ laboratory/ team-based learning, research projects, presentation opportunities and capstone experiences in the curriculum)

Impermissible Combination:

Major in Environmental Science

Required courses (42 credits)
1. Introductory level courses (18 credits)
Disciplinary Core Courses (6 credits)
ENVS1401 Introduction to environmental science (6)
Disciplinary Electives (12 credits)
At least 12 credits selected from the following courses (Level 1 & 2):
CHEM1042 General chemistry I (6)
CHEM2041 Principles of chemistry (6)
CHEM2241 Analytical chemistry I (6)
CHEM2442 Fundamentals of organic chemistry (6)
EASC1020 Introduction to climate science (6)
EASC1401 Blue Planet (6)
EASC2404 Introduction to atmosphere and hydrosphere (6)
ENVS1301 Environmental life science (6)
ENVS2001 Methods in environmental science (6)
ENVS2002 Environmental data analysis (6)
2. Advanced level courses (24 credits)
Disciplinary Core Courses (6 credits)
ENVS3004 Environment, society and economics (6)
Disciplinary Electives (18 credits)
At least 18 credits selected from the following courses:
BIOL3110 Environmental toxicology (6)
BIOL3303 Conservation biology (6)
BIOL4302 Environmental impact assessment (6)
CHEM3141 Environmental chemistry (6)
CHEM3241 Analytical chemistry II: chemical instrumentation (6)
CHEM3242 Food and water analysis (6)
EASC3020 Global change: anthropogenic impacts (6)
EASC3405 Environmental remote sensing (6)
ENVS3006 Environmental radiation (6)
ENVS3007 Natural hazards and mitigation (6)
ENVS3010 Sustainable energy and environment (6)
ENVS3019 Urban ecology (6)
ENVS3020 Global change ecology (6)
ENVS3042 Pollution (6)
ENVS3313 Environmental oceanography (6)
ENVS4110 Environmental remediation (6)
 
Notes:

1. Double counting of credits is not permissible for major-minor or double-minors combinations. For a course appears as a core course ("disciplinary core") in the major-minor or double-minors, students have to make up the credits by taking replacement course in the minor. For details, please refer to "Students taking double Majors, Major-Minor or double Minors with overlapping course requirements" in the BSc syllabuses.

Remarks:

Important! Ultimate responsibility rests with students to ensure that the required pre-requisites and co-requisite of selected courses are fulfilled. Students must take and pass all required courses in the selected primary science major in order to satisfy the degree graduation requirements.



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