Environmental Studies as an academic field

Date Time: Total Weighted Mark: 10 Student’s Name Student’s ID Course Name/ Code Man & Environment/ GEN 104 Instructor Semester Spring / 2020 CLOs as…

Date

Time:

Total Weighted Mark:

10

Student’s Name

Student’s ID

Course Name/ Code

Man & Environment/ GEN 104

Instructor

Semester

Spring / 2020

CLOs as per the Syllabus

All (1-8)

For details of marking
scheme, refer to Rubrics # ACA/F11.04

Note:
This Project accounts for 10% of the Student Final Grade.

Introduction

Environmental Studies as an academic field is the product of efforts
to understand and respond to the variety of changes humans have
wrought in our world. Students in Environmental Studies are motivated
by concern for welfare of the many human and non-human communities
that shape this planet. The Environmental Studies Program actively
cultivates in our students both engagement with and informed
reflection about those communities.  To this end, the curriculum
includes an interdisciplinary core that encourages students
to explore the social, aesthetic, ethical, scientific, and technical
aspects of environmental questions; concentrations that
allow students to approach these questions with more focused
knowledge and methodological tools; a community-engaged research
course; and an internship with an environmentally focused
organization or business.

Environmental
Science Learning Objectives:

Environmental
Sciences shall qualify students for research of international
standard and for other work in society where there are high demands
on scientific insight and analytical thinking, in accordance with
recognized scientific principles and standards in research ethics.

Students
will demonstrate their ability to communicate effectively in written
and oral form, demonstrating the ability to create an appropriate
annotated bibliography and the ability to use effective presentation
skills.

Project Instructions:

Try
to ensure that your report contains the following elements:

Title page – This should include the project title and names
of all group members. You can also list the name of your teacher.

Executive Summary – It is a very brief summary of the
report’s contents. It should be about half a page. This is one of
the most important components of the report. It should begin with a
clear statement of what the project is about so that the nature and
scope of the project can be understood by a lay reader.

Acknowledgements – It is usual to thank those individuals who
have provided particularly useful assistance during your project.

Contents page – This should list the main chapters and (sub)
sections of your report. Choose self-explanatory chapter and section
titles and use double spacing for clarity. You should include page
numbers indicating where each chapter/section begins. Try to avoid
too many levels of subheading – three is sufficient.

Body of report – The central part of the report should
consist of three chapters detailing the actual work undertaken
during the project. You need to discuss the content of these
sections thoroughly with your teacher.

Conclusions – The project’s conclusions should list the
things which have been learnt as a result of the work you have done.

Appendix and Bibliography – Use appendices to contain
information which is peripheral to the main body of the report. You
should try to bind all your material in a single volume if possible.
Document the data collected from a text book, a magazine, or a
website identifying its sources while using the appropriate form.

Group members:

You are requested to join a student group; each group consists of
3-5 students.

Each group should work independently of the other groups; groups
can take same topic but must be different contents.

Send to your instructor the topic name you chooses and member’s
name.

Project Submission:

Moodle: in addition to the hard copy, students should submit
written reports in soft copy through the Moodle system which is
available online at http://lms.ectmoodle.ae/

Each group has to submit one soft copy of the project to ECT Model
website before

15/05/2020. Each group has to submit a soft copy (CD)
and hard copy of the project to your teacher before 15/05/2020

Project Assessment:

This project contains 10% of your total marks for this course. The
assessment of the project will be undertaken by your teacher. After
that, teacher will attend your presentations.

Project Presentation:

As part of the assessment you will be required to give a presentation
of your project to your teacher. Each group presentation will be
timetabled for between 10 to 15 minutes. The presentation is assessed
separately and is a compulsory component of the project. The teacher
will not allocate a mark for a project unless there had been a formal
presentation. The objective of the presentation is to find out
exactly what you have done.

Project
Topics:

CLO

Related Topics

1

Human
impacts on the environment:
Environmental impact of
agriculture.

Pollution.

Deforestation.

Overpopulation.

Industrial and Household
Waste.

Acid Rain.

Ozone Layer Depletion.

Genetic Engineering.

2

Ecological succession.

Ecological effects of biodiversity.

Wildlife
Conservation and Species Extinction.

3

Sustainable Development.

Sustainable Development
Goals (SDGs).

4

Population, poverty,
environment, and climate dynamics in the developing world.

Impact of a Growing Population on Natural Resources:
The Challenge for Environmental Management.

5

End hunger, achieve food
security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable
agriculture.

Food security.

6

Sustainable Energy and
cultural challenges of transitioning to a more sustainable
energy future.

Green future.

7

Waste management and
disposal strategy.

Climate Change.

Global Warming.

8

The impact of political,
economic, socio-cultural, environmental and other external
influences

Environmental resource
management.

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