ENV 107: Environmental Science

1. Instructor:

Dr. Akm Saiful Islam
Email: saiful3@yahoo.com  
Phone: 880-2-9664640 Ext 7506

2. Course Content:

1. Basic Issues in Environmental Science (Chapter 1)
2. Biochemical cycles (Chapter 4)
3. Human population as an environmental problem (Chapter 5)
4. Ecosystem and ecological communities (Chapter 6)
5. Biological diversity and biogeography (Chapter 7)
6. Ecological succession (Chapter 9)
7. Effect of agriculture on the environment (Chapter 11)
8. Energy resources: an introduction (Chapter 15)
9. Water Environment (Chapter 19 and 20)
10. Air Pollution (Chapter 22)
11. Waste Management (Chapter 27)
 

3. Grading Policy:

Quizzes: 20% 
Class Attendance: 10%
Mid-term-I: 20%
Mid-term-II: 20%
Final: 30%
 

4. Syllabus:

  1. Basic issues in environmental science (Chapter 1)
  2. Biochemical cycles (Chapter 4)
  3. Human population as an environmental problem (Chapter 5)
  4. Ecosystem and ecological communities (Chapter 6)
  5. Biological diversity and biogeography (Chapter 7)
  6. Ecological succession and earth’s biomes (Chapter 9)
  7. Effect of agriculture on the environment (Chapter 11)
  8. Fossil fuel and the environment (Chapter 16)
  9. Alternative energy and the environment (Chapter 17)
  10. Water supply, use and management (Chapter 19)
  11. Water pollution and treatment (Chapter 20)
  12. The atmosphere, climate and global warming (Chapter 21)
  13. Air pollution (Chapter 22)
  14. Environmental economics (Chapter 25)
  15. Urban environments  (Chapter 26)
  16. Waste management (Chapter 27) 
  17. Environmental impact and planning (Chapter 29)
  18. Integrating values and knowledge (Chapter 30)

4. Lecture Schedule:

Topic

Lecture

Presentations

Basic Issues in Environmental Science (Chapter 1)

1

Biochemical cycles (Chapter 4)

2

        ...............Continued..........

3

Human population as an environmental problem (Chapter 5)

4

        ...............Continued..........

5

Ecosystem and ecological communities (Chapter 6)

6
Biological diversity and biogeography (Chapter 7)

7

Mid term Exam-I
    
    - Syllabus (Lecture 1 to Lecture 3)

-

X

 Ecological succession (Chapter 9)

8

Earth's Biomass (Chapter 10)

9

Effect of agriculture on the environment (Chapter 11)

10

Fossil fuel and the environment (Chapter 16)

11

Alternative Energy and the environment (Chapter 17)

12

Water Supply, Use and Management (Chapter 19)

13

 
        ...............Continued..........

14

 
Mid term Exam-II
    
    - Syllabus (Lecture 4 to Lecture 9)

-

X
Water Pollution and treatment (Chapter 20)

15

The atmosphere, climate and global warming (Chapter 21)

16

Air Pollution (Chapter 22)

17

 
Environmental economics (Chapter 25) 18
Urban environments  (Chapter 26) 19
Waste Management (Chapter 27)

20

 
Environmental impact and planning (Chapter 29) 21
Integrating values and knowledge (Chapter 30) 22

Final Exam
      - Syllabus (Lecture 10 to Lecture 16)

-

X

5. Books:

 Text
  • Environmental Science 3rd edition. Daniel B. Botkin and Keller 2000, John Wiley & Sons. Available at Harney’s (Tower Hamlet ground floor).

Reference

  • Environmental Science, 1990, Karen Arms, Saunders College
  • Environmental Science (5th edition), 1999, William P. Cunninggham
  • Environmental Science: working with the earth (8th Edition), 2001, G. Tyler Miller, Wadsworth

 


Last Updated: April 11, 2005