BENP1005 Humans and the Environment (5 cr)
Critical evaluation of the state of the environment in Finland or the whole world including: prerequisites of sustainable development, renewable and non-renewable energy sources, climate change, contamination of the environment and harmful substances, threats/risks to the health of humans and the nature, and sources of environmental information.
Student understands the basic laws of nature as well as human – environment interactions. Student develops her/his critical thinking skills, abilities working in a group, and learns ways for solving environmental problems. Student also learns to gather environmental information from official web services.
Description of prerequisites
Attended BENP1001, BENP1002 and BENP1004 before participating in the exercise works of this course.
Lecture materials, exercise work reports, and seminar presentations in Moodle.
Teaching (5 cr)
Lectures, group working sessions, seminars, data collection exercise, and final exam in Finnish!