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as of 5/23/2018

ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE AND CHALLENGE
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: South Africa - University of Cape Town - 'Univ. of Cape Town'
UC Course SubjectEnvironmental Studies
Number & Suffix: 104
Full UC Title: ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE AND CHALLENGE 
Transcript Title: ENVIRONMENT CHANGE 
UC QTR Units - Division: 12.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: The course explores the nature of physical environmental change as manifested through processes associated with biological, physical and human components of ecosystems with a focus on southern Africa. The recent geological past (the late Quaternary) provides a longer term perspective that enables recent and contemporary environmental changes to be placed in context. The nature and extent of human impact on landscapes is examined along with a consideration of how conservation efforts are applied in order to mitigate these changes. Environmental change is conceptualized as geohazard; and disaster risk and disaster risk profiling is introduced at the regional and local scale. The course further considers key land surface processes in a range of environments and how these respond to environmental dynamics. This course includes a compulsory four day residential field excursion during the University vacation. Assessment: Field report, essays, class tests and practical assignments (45%); final exam (55%). 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE AND CHALLENGE 
Partner University Department: Environmental & Geographical Science 
Partner University Course Number: EGS3020F