2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
SOEE1460 Environmental Science for Environmental Management
20 creditsClass Size: 90
Module manager: Ben Mills
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2020/21
This module is mutually exclusive with
|SOEE1010||Intro to the Environment|
|SOEE1014||Intro to Environmental Science|
|SOEE1024||Introduction to Environmental Science (Semester 2)|
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Understand the basics of physical environmental science of the atmosphere, oceans, geosphere and biosphere.
2. Understand the (typically complex) nature of environmental science issues.
3. Understand the science of environmental issues at different spatial levels; local, regional and international.
4. Understand how environmental science can inform an effective approach to environmental management.
5. Effectively interpret and communicate environmental science issues to different interest and users groups, for example, public sector management, policy-makers, business people, consumers etc.
6. Apply the necessary IT and communication skills to communicate environmental sciences issues to non-science interest groups.
1. Our Environment: An exploration of the evolution of the Earth's environment and of the progressive exploitation of environmental resources by humankind
2. Atmosphere: An introduction to its structure, composition, energy and circulation
3. Hydrosphere: An appreciation of the world's water environment
4. Earth: An understanding of the world's geological structure and composition
5. Biosphere: An introduction to the rich diversity of life on Earth: its composition, evolution and interrelationships
6. How environmental science informs environmental management.
7. IT and library skills: an introduction to the relevant IT/multi-media software and hardware required to complete module assessment
Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||188.00|
|Total Contact hours||12.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private study88 hours: reading and consolidation of course material
40 hours: completion of computer-based MCQ test, including reading and revision
60 hours: final assignment preparation
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackFormative feedback will be provided during self-administered computer based MCQ tests, with diagnostic feedback; bulletin board; individual advisory sessions as required.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Computer Exercise||Computer-based test (MCQ) x4||20.00|
|Essay||Scientific essay (1,500 words) drawing on lecture and computer learning experiences||80.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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