Land Use and the Environment

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Land Use and the Environment

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Agriculture, Environmental Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    The module will provide an overview of the key issues in the interaction between human beings and their environment at global, regional and local scales: with particular emphasis on climate change, water resources, biodiversity decline, population growth and land degradation. It will examine the evolution of the farmed landscape and the impact of modern farming and other land uses on landscape, soil and water resources, and biodiversity. The importance of environmental issues in European farming and the impact of environmental management schemes on farming in Ireland and elsewhere in Europe will be discussed. Students are required to prepare and submit a project report that includes an element of individual field research.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

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