Human Impact On The Environment DUMF3030
- Academic Session: 2019-20
- School: School of Interdisciplinary Studies
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: Yes
The course evaluates human impacts on environmental systems such as ecosystems, fluvial and coastal systems and discusses management solutions.
10 x 2-hour lecture, 7 x 1-hour seminar work, 3 x 6-hour practical field classes.
Requirements of Entry
Students must have achieved a Grade D or better in any Level 2 Environmental Science & Sustainability course to be admitted to this course.
Project report (60%)
Main Assessment In: December
The aims of this course are:
■ To familiarise students with ways in which humans impact on the environment.
■ To identify problems associated with non-native invasive species.
■ To assess human impacts on the coastal zone.
■ To evaluate human impacts on the fluvial system.
■ To develop students' knowledge of managing human impacts on the environment.
■ To develop students' research and report-writing skills.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ Demonstrate an understanding of anthropogenic impacts on the environment.
■ Assess impacts of invasive species on native ecosystems.
■ Critically evaluate human impacts in the coastal zone.
■ Critically analyse ways in which humans can impact on the fluvial system.
■ Research and present findings on human impacts on the environment.
■ Critically examine management approaches to anthropogenic impacts on the environment.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.