The Environment

Course Code: SCIE 221

Academic Year: 2023-2024

This course is an introduction to environmental studies. It focuses on important environmental ideas and events that have contributed to our current understanding of the environment. Most people are aware of issues such as global warming and toxic pollution but remain unaware of the reasons and controlling factors that have brought these things about. From a theoretical perspective, this course will examine the relationship between humans and the natural world in its various forms, including culture, religion, politics and economics. Students will engage with the readings and lecture materials in order to develop an understanding and critical awareness of the ideas that have contributed a better understanding of the environment and our relationship with it.