111年第1學期-2861 GL:Trends in Global Ecology & Environmental Change 課程資訊

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評分項目 配分比例 說明
Formal Group Presentation - Midterm 40
Formal Group Presentation - Final 40
Assignments and Quiz 10
Attendance and Participation 10

選課分析

本課程名額為 70人,已有38 人選讀,尚餘名額32人。

教育目標

1. Generating awareness to the possible irreversible situations of the fragile global environment with an emphasis on preserving the capability of the environment to recover itself without causing too many climate changes. 2. Imparting a deeper understanding of environmental sustainability - a wiser use of resources in the context of economic, social and environment nexus. 3. Promoting new disruptive ideas like circular economy to tackle urgent issues like climate change, water pollution and other unsustainable practices.

課程概述

This course is general in nature and will introduce students to the basic principles of ecology and sustainability as they apply to the analysis of environmental systems on a global scale. The integrated nature of oceans, terrestrial and atmospheric systems, effects of human footprint, pollution creation, climate change, rates of resource harvest and sustainable food, energy and materials are some of the topics that will be covered. This course will better equip students for making informed decisions and taking economically feasible actions now that are in the interests of protecting the future of the planet we call home.

課程資訊

參考書目

1. The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us by Diane Ackerman
2. Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future by Mary Robinson
3. Cradle to cradle – Remaking the way we make things by William McDonough and Michael Braungart