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ERM 122

UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR, CALABAR

DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

                                                COURSE OUTLINE

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

Lecture

LECTURE TOPIC

LECTURER

DATE/TIME

1.

Introduction: Basic skills of a scientist

Joel

1 wk

2.

Environmental data collection and processing:

- Qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques

- Remote sensing, etc

Joel

2 wks

3

Measuring and monitoring of environment

Joel

1 wks

4

Sampling techniques in environmental science

Joel

2 wk

5.

Introduction to field surveys in the physical and cultural landscape, using:

Transects

Base mps

Photographic records (geo tagging)

Field notebooks

Punch card, etc

Princewill

2 wks

6.

Mapwork and mapping techniques in collecting and recording environmental data

Princewill

2 wks

7.

The use of computer technology in environmental studies

Princewill

1 wk

8

Practical field data collection and report

Princewill

1 wk



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.


COURSE EVALUATION

            a.         Continuous assessment -         -           -           35%

            b.         Class attendance         -           -           -           5%

            c.         Examination    -           -           -           -           60%

            TOTAL                                  -           -           -           100%



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