Human environmental interactions 301

Module code ENV 301
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

The module serves as an introduction to human-environment relations, on contemporary environmental issues in Africa. 
The module begins with different theories and schools of thought in human-environment relations, followed by recent and future impacts of human pressures on natural resources, the state of the environment in South Africa, management of critical resources, population trends, biodiversity loss, pollution, water scarcity, desertification, climate change, waste accumulation and management, environmental management tools, environmental education and environmental management legislation. A key focus here is future scenarios for the African continent in terms of SDGs and Aichi targets; given current and projected driving forces.

Module credits 18.00
Service modules Faculty of Education
Faculty of Humanities
Prerequisites ENV 201
Contact time 1 tutorial per week, 4 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Geography Geoinformatics and Meteorology
Period of presentation Quarter 2

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