GEOG 479-Environmental Ecology


This course will examine global and national concerns on the problem of environmental degradation and pollution, from the ecological perspective.  Causes of environmental degradation, solutions for restoring ecological equilibrium and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) techniques will also be dealt with.  Student field visits are essential. The outline includes realms of the physical environment, their general attributes in the unpolluted states, main global and national environmental concerns, their causes and implications, waste repeated disposal, municipal, industrial, toxic/nuclear, protecting the earth’s physical environment, global conventions, national environment laws, non-governmental pressure groups and  the conversation versus development debate.