Environmental Studies (2110007)   Old Code : 110007


3
Credit
3 + 0 + 0
Lect + Tuto + Pract
Teaching Scheme
70 + 30 + 0
ESE + PA + ALA
Theory Marks
0 + 0 + 0
ESE + OEP + PA
Practical Marks
ESE - End Semester Examination, PA - Progress Assessment, ALA - Active Learning Assignments, OEP -Open Ended Problem


Prerequisite

Interest in natural systems sustaining the life on the earth.

Rationale

To inculcate the environmental values translating into pro-conservation actions. Honorable Supreme Court of India has made it 'mandatory’ to introduce a basic course on environment at the undergraduate level.

Course Outcome
  1. After learning the course the students should be able to
  2. Understand and realize the multi-disciplinary nature of the environment, its components, and inter-relationship between man and environment.
  3. Understand the relevance and importance of the natural resources in the sustenance of life on earth and living standard.
  4. Comprehend the importance of ecosystem, biodiversity and natural bio geo chemical cycle.
  5. To correlate the human population growth and its trend to the environmental degradation and develop the awareness about his/her role towards environmental protection and prevention.
  6. Identify different types of environmental pollution and control measures.
  7. To correlate the exploitation and utilization of conventional and non-conventional resources.

Active Learning

Preparation of power-point slides, which include videos, animations, pictures, graphics for better understanding of environmental issues – The faculty will allocate chapters/ parts of chapters to groups of students so that the entire syllabus of Environmental Studies is covered. The power-point slides should be put up on the web-site of the College/ Institute, along with the names of the students of the group, the name of the faculty, Department and College on the first slide. The best three works should be sent to achievements@gtu.edu.in.