Level: I
Semester: 1
No. of Credits: 3
Prerequisites: One CAPE science subject (or equivalent) in either Biology, Geography or Environmental Science or an approved Associate Degree in Science with a minimum GPA of 2.50


Course Description 

This course introduces the biological principles underlying the study of environmental science, and provides an introduction to the diversity of microbes, plants and animals. It also examines the importance and diversity of the biological component of the environment. It will also cover basic principles of biochemistry and genetics, and is a necessary foundation course for several Level II-III courses in the Environmental Sciences programme. Delivery of course materials would involve a combination of lectures, practicals, tutorials, and web bases materials. Assessments are designed to encourage students to work continuously with the course materials.



Coursework                 50%
Final Examination      50%


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