Introduction to the Environment
University of the Western Cape
Cape Town, South Africa
Area of Study
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geography
Taught In English
ESS121 Adaptive Resource Management and ESS131 Industrial Ecology or home university equivalent
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Host University Units15
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
Students will understand and be more appreciative of the physical environment which forms the basis for human nature interactions. They will be able to give a basic explanation of The earth's components.
Energy and Resources
A global (eco) systems approach will be followed and supplemented by issues foci on phenomena patterns processes problems prospects underpinning the following:The earth's components: Atmosphere, Hydrosphere,Biosphere, Geosphere & Anthroposphere
The earth's cycles water, carbon, nitrogen, sulfur Energy & Resources
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.