What will I learn in Environmental Science?
Environmental Science is a subject which focuses on planet Earth and how it is impacted by human activities. The subject aims to connect you with the world from a different perspective, understand how the planet functions, identify major issues such as climate change and pollution and explore their relationships with human health and the environment. Topics covered include sustainable development, physical geography, basic scientific concepts, biological and human populations, ecology, energy, atmosphere, climate change, air pollution, water, water pollution, solid waste management, soil and agriculture.
How will I benefit from studying Environmental Science?
Besides acquiring more knowledge and awareness about the world around us, you will also develop skills related to scientific literacy, problem solving and critical thinking. Many students would like to make a difference by improving their quality of life and the quality of the environment around us. Environmental Science is a platform to achieve this goal since besides learning about current environmental issues and challenges on a local, national, regional and global scale, Environmental Science also allows you to develop analytical skills and propose potential solutions to human-induced issues to the benefit of the environment, society and future generations.
Are there any special considerations?
- Environmental Science cannot be studied with Biology, Chemistry and/or Physics at Advanced and/or Intermediate levels.
- No prior knowledge of Biology, Chemistry or Physics is required to study this subject.
- Environmental Science is a science subject, which is not related to Environmental Studies at SEC Level.
What textbooks and/or resources do I need?
You will be informed about all necessary material at the start of the course.