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EWP 132

Undergraduate Programmes - Environmental and Water Science Programme

Home Department

Earth Sciences

Module Topic

Introduction to the Biosphere and Lithosphere

Generic Module Name

Environmental and Water Science EWP132

Alpha-numeric Code

EWP132

Numeric Code

Credit Value

15

Duration

Semester

Proposed semester

Second

Programmes in which the module will be offered

BSc Environmental and Water Science

Level

5

Main Outcomes

At the end of the module students will be able to:

  •  Explain the main components of and processes active in the Biosphere and Lithosphere

Main Content

  •  Terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems,
  •  Biomes
  •  Nutrient cycling,
  • Biodiversity and ecological regions of the Wolrd 
  • Introduction to Geomorphology 
  • Fluvial processes and landforms 
  • Weathering and mass wasting

Pre-requisite modules

None

Co-requisite modules

None

Prohibited module Combination

none

A.Breakdown of Learning Time  

Hours

B. Time-table  Requirement per week

Contact with lecturer / tutor:

42

Lectures p.w.3(3 Hours)

Assignments & tasks:

11

Practicals p.w.1 (3 Hours

Practicals:

42

Tutorials p.w.1 (1 Hour)

Assessments

11

Selfstudy

44

Other: Please specify

Total Learning Time

Assessment Methods

(CFA)

Continuous Assessment 50% - Final semester examination 50%

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