|| BSM8910 |
|| ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY |
|| 2004/2005 |
|| Dr Dylan G Jones |
|| Semester 1 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 14 Hours Web based lectures |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 6 Hours |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| Oral Presentation Oral presentation and conference abstract (15 mins)||20%|
|Semester Assessment|| Web Exercise Web exercise (electronically marked)||20%|
|Semester Assessment|| Environmental Statements ||20%|
|Semester Exam||1.5 Hours End of Semester Exam Essay question||40%|
|Supplementary Exam||1.5 Hours Supplementary exam ||40%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| Continuous Assessment Resubmission of failed course work||60%|
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this module students should be able to:
have a broad knowledge of issues relating man's impact on the planet (both locally and at a global scale)
be aware of environmental responsibility (legislation)
be able to provide solutions to improve environmental efficiency at a local level (particularly in the business environment).
be able to deal with carbon budgets, realise environmental responsibility and provide ways to reduce and offset carbon emissions.
be confident in the communication of scientific issues with accuracy and clarity, both orally and in writing.
This module provides excellent generic grounding in environmental efficiency, relevant to several Masters degree schemes within the Faculties of Art and Science. IT also, importantly, addresses the Government commitment to green the University curriculum.
This is a new module, which addresses environmental responsibilty, man's impact on the planet and the growing need to live more sustainably. Through lecture materials explaining the underlying scientific principles and through interactive workshops, students will learn how to evaluate and integrate evidence derived from various experimental and anylytical approaches. In addition to introducing students to a range of scientific issues, this modules will provide students with enhances confidence in the balanced and accurate communication of scientific issues
The module covers climate change, pollution, health and natural resource exploitation. Scenarios and solutions are presented at the individual, societal and global levels, ranging from changes in behaviour to alternative energy use. Practical advice is provided to encourage environmental efficiency in the home and work-place. The module therefore provides excellent vocational skills which bridge the important gap between theory and practice in the environmental sciences.
The module ethos demands that it is taught in an environmentally efficient way. Lectures are provided on the web (via Blackboard) and the materials include lecture self-learning scripts, a web based information pack, and an environmental code of learning. The students use this structure to go through the lecture material at their own pace. Ratified web resources and pdf files of relevant papers will also be placed in Blackboard. Lecture-linked workshops and tutorials allow students to discuss and synthesise the material conveyed in the lectures. The module also includes writing environmental statements and oral presentation based on a range of case studies. A carbon budget web exercise provides students with a task to improve environmentally efficiency in a common business senario. Through lecture materials explaining the underlying scientific principles and through interactive workshops, students will learn how to evaluate and integrate evidence derived from various experimental and analytical approaches. In addition to introducing students to a range of scientific issues, this module will provide students with enhanced confidence in the balanced and accurate communication of scientific issues.
The Green Office Manual, p306 (2000) Wastebusters Ltd
2nd Edition. Earthscan publications
R. Murray (2002) Zero Waste Green, p211
Environmental Trust publications
E. Harland (2002) Eco-renovation, p242
Green Books publications
This module is at CQFW Level 7