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Environmental Science

121.103 New Zealand Environments15 credits
An introductory environmental course describing the plants, animals, geology, and landscapes of New Zealand. Emphasis is placed on assembly of the biota, interrelations between the physical and biotic environments, and the influence and place of people.

S2

S2

S2

DL

I

I

PN

AL

PN

121.211 New Zealand Environmental Issues15 credits
A consideration of environmental issues that affect New Zealand, particularly at the present time. It will include deforestation, soil erosion, pollution of air, land and water with industrial and agricultural pollutants, and conservation.

S1

S2

I

DL

PN

PN

121.212 Environmental Science Field Work I15 credits
Two one-week field trips within New Zealand to examine issues of national and global significance to the environment.

DS

B1

PN

121.311 Global Environmental Issues15 credits
A consideration of environmental issues that affect, or may affect in the future, the global ecosystem. It will include the 'Enhanced Greenhouse Effect', the 'Ozone Hole', destruction of the rainforest, desertification, population control, ocean pollution, sustainability of agriculture and fisheries.

S2

S2

DL

I

PN

PN

121.312 Environmental Science Field Work II15 credits
Two one-week field trips within New Zealand to examine issues of national and global significance to the environment.

DS

B1

PN

121.313 Applied River Management15 credits
The course covers the principles and methodology of river resource management. It integrates ecology, hydrology, geomorphology and water quality to understand how river ecosystems function and how they may be managed to maximise societal and environmental benefit.

S1

I

PN

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