Environmental Issues: Past, Present and Future

Mahidol University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Environmental Issues: Past, Present and Future

  • Host University

    Mahidol University

  • Location

    Bangkok, Thailand

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    0
  • Overview

    Course Description:

    An in-depth study of environmental issues e.g. Exxon Valdez and other oil spills; Bhopal and other chemical leaks; Chernobyl and other radiation leaks; ozone depletion; global warming; loss of biodiversity; deforestation; genetic engineering and GMOs; water issues; urban issues; includes contemporary and likely future environmental issues.

    Course Objectives:

    By the end of the course students should be able to describe and explain:

    1. How the environment is valued
    2. The environmental effects of oil and chemical spills and radiation leaks
    3. The environmental effects of ozone depletion and global warming
    4. The loss of biodiversity and natural resources
    5. Genetic engineering and the worries concerning GMOs
    6. The effects poverty has on the environment
    7. Likely future environmental concerns and issues

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