BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

FNSC-107 - Environmental Sciences - 3.00 Credits

FNSC-107 - Environmental Sciences - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course introduces concepts used in the study of environmental studies. Students will explore fundamental principles of environmental sciences, biogeochemical cycles and ecosystem structure, biological diversity and productivity, ecological succession, endangered species, enviromental health and pullution, global environment conflicts and issues, global warming and sustainability. The lab portion of this course offers students an opportunity to make direct observations of environmental situations in the field.
Part of the:
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2025 (January - April)
  • Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course the student should be able to:
  • Describe and discuss the main principles of Ecology and Environmental Science;

  • Describe and discuss the main environmental problems affecting the Earth;

  • Critically discuss selected case studies involving conflicts over the environment (land and water resources, pollution, etc.); and

  • have an understanding of conflicts facing Indigenous communities, or the community in their country of origin.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Botkin DB, Keller EA, and Heathcote, IW. Environmental Science – Earth as a Living Planet – Canadian Edition. John Wiley & Sons Canada Ltd., Ontario, 571pp., current edition.
  • Other Resources:
  • Individual readings will be handed out as the course progresses.
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    TH5:00PM - 8:00PM06 Jan 202517 Apr 2025