UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR, CALABAR
DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
COURSE CODE: ERM 122
COURSE TITLE: INTRODUCTORY TECHNIQUES IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
COURSE LECTURERS: REV. DR. JOEL EFIONG
MR. PRINCEWILL ODUM
SESSION: 2014/2015 SEMESTER: SECOND
CREDIT HOURS: 3
COURSE OBJECTIVE: To provide introductory training on field and laboratory techniques in environmental science
SPECIFIC COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Local field measurements and analysis /continuous assessment/ 75% class attendance/ final examination
LECTURE TOPICS AND LECTURERS
Introduction: Basic skills of a scientist
Environmental data collection and processing:
- Qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques
- Remote sensing, etc
Measuring and monitoring of environment
Sampling techniques in environmental science
Introduction to field surveys in the physical and cultural landscape, using:
Photographic records (geo tagging)
Punch card, etc
Mapwork and mapping techniques in collecting and recording environmental data
The use of computer technology in environmental studies
Practical field data collection and report
SUGGESTED READING AND RESOURCE MATERIALS
Akpabio, E. (2009). Basic techniques in environmental analysis. In Imoh E. Ukkpong (Ed). Perspectives on Environmental Management (358-398). Uyo: Environmental Systems Club Inc.
Huggett, R., Lindley, S., Gavin, H. and Richardson, K. (2004). Physical geography: A human perspective. London: Arnold.
Hyde, P. and Reeve, P. (2001). Essentials of environmental management. UK: The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.
Udofia, E. P. (2011). Applied Statistics with Multivariate Methods. Enugu: Immaculate Publications Ltd.
Watts, S. and Halliwell, L. (Eds) (1996). Essentials of environmental science. London: Routledge.
a. Continuous assessment - - - 35%
b. Class attendance - - - 5%
c. Examination - - - - 60%
TOTAL - - - 100%