ENV - Environment

Course Number/ Title

Course description

Prerequisites

Credits

ENV 101 Environmental Science I

This is a course designed for students who wish to enhance their knowledge of basic scientific principles governing environmental problems on a global scale. Students will also learn about ecosystems at the national and international level and develop an understanding of the individual’s role in preserving and protecting the environment.

None

3 Credits

ENV 102 Environmental Science II

This course covers climate change, human population growth and energy demands on the planet. Case studies will be included so that students learn about international cooperation and the need to develop a sustain- able future, internationally, nationally and locally.

ENV 101

3 Credits

ENV 201 Environmental Studies I

This course is primarily intended for science majors, however it can be taken as an elective by any other major with the expressed permission of the lecturer. Industrialised society has been a major agent of environ- mental change. This course seeks to examine environmental issues by first examining processes that operate in natural systems and then assessing how we have modified such systems. Debate and analysis of several environmental readings and case studies, will be used as a vehicle to understand the scientific issues associated with environ- mental change. Topics will include sustainability, risk, ethics, waste management, climate change, environmental economics and regulations

ENV 102

3 Credits

ENV 202 Environmental Studies II

Environmental systems are the study of life on land and oceans and how natural systems of wind, water, air and land elements interact with each other. The study of environmental systems includes a wide variety of disciplines such as biological oceanography, chemistry, geology, meteorology and oceanog- raphy. An emphasis in this course is on the new field of conservation biology which additionally draws on many longstanding scientific disciplines such as marine ecology, wildlife biology, biogeography, zoology, botany, genetics, fisheries biology, anthropology, economics and law. Like all scientific disciplines, the study of environmental systems also follows the scientific method. Finally, the course will investigate how humans are impacting these natural systems.

ENV 201

3 Credits

ENV 203 Introduction to Marine Science I

Oceanography is an interdisciplinary science, which explores the physical, chemical and biological processes on earth and the interaction of those processes. The oceans influence global climate and provide important resources and services for humans. In turn, humans are having a tremendous impact on the oceans through disruption of coastlines, pollution, overuse of marine resources, global warming and other anthropogenic effects. 

The Cayman Islands provides the unique opportunity to understand the function and structure of oceanic habitats and to investigate human influences on ocean resources. Information from the text will be supplemented by case studies and first hand investigation into marine science issues. 

One ENV or BIO 100

3 Credits

ENV 204 Introduction to Marine Science II

Oceanography is an interdisciplinary science, which explores the physical, chemical and biological processes on earth and the interaction of those processes. The oceans influence global climate and provide important resources and services for humans. In turn, humans are having a tremendous impact on the oceans through disruption of coastlines, pollution, overuse of marine resources, global warming and other anthropogenic effects. 

The Cayman Islands provide the unique opportunity to understand the function and structure of oceanic habitats and to study oceanic processes.  Information from the text will be supplemented by case studies and first hand investigation into marine science issues. 

ENV 203

3 Credits