ENVR07038 2019 Environmental Issues

General Details

Full Title
Environmental Issues
Transcript Title
Environmental Issues
N/A %
Subject Area
ENVR - Environmental Science
ESCI - Environmental Science
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Frances Lucy, Ana Vale
Programme Membership
SG_SENVI_J07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Environmental Management

This Module investigates national and global environmental issues and explores the relevance of these issues through various threads of enquiry including human population, sustainability, global perspective, urban world, people and nature, and science and values.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Discuss the significance of  environmental issues at various levels (individual/organisational/sectoral)


Identify the role of various environment-related government and non- government organizations


Demonstrate an understanding of various national and global environmental issues


Work effectively in an enquiry-centred team activity to present salient aspects of environmental issues


Assess, evaluate, organise and communicate information on environmental issues that overarch global sustainability in an accurate and effective manner.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered part-time. This will include online lectures and workshops augmented by independent learning and direct learning. Virtual learning environment will be used as repository of educational resources and as a means of assessment (e.g. quizzes, uploading assignments).

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 100% continuous assessment. 

Module will be assessed using a combination of continuous assessment. 

Continuous assessment and course work will comprise regular summative tests to encourage engagement with the module, monitor progress, provide feedback and examine the learning process. 


Repeat Assessments

Repeat continuous assessment.

Indicative Syllabus

How to reference in science

Topical issues - fracking, nuclear accidents, new and emerging issues

Climate change


Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and environmental issues

Food - feed the world?

Land management

Water use and water reuse



Role of environment-related government and non-government organisations


Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Assignment - Topical Env Issue Continuous Assessment Assignment 20 % Week 5 1,2,3,4,5
2 Multiple Choice Test Continuous Assessment Assessment 10 % Week 6 1,2,3
3 Essay Env Issue presentation Continuous Assessment Performance Evaluation 20 % Week 8 1,2,3,4,5
4 Multiple Choice Test Continuous Assessment Assessment 10 % Week 10 1,2,3
5 Essay Env Issue Continuous Assessment Essay 30 % Week 12 1,2,3,4,5
6 Multiple Choice Test Continuous Assessment Assessment 10 % Week 13 1,2,3,5

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Directed Learning Online On- line lectures, directed reading and assignments 2 Weekly 2.00
Workshop Offsite Workshop 5 UNKNOWN 5.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Researching, reading and reflecting 40 UNKNOWN 40.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 7.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Botkin, DB and Keller EA. 2012. Environmental Science, 8th edition. Wiley and Sons.

Journal Resources


URL Resources


Other Resources

PC and broadband

Additional Information