Environmental Science Project

Faculty
Science & Technology
Department
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Course Code
EAES 2537
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
35
Method Of Instruction
Lab
Seminar
Field Experience
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
Online

Overview

Course Description
This course enables Environmental Science students to learn more about a focused topic. Projects will involve learning about the environment of a locale and associated environmental issues. Projects are determined through agreement between a student and a sponsoring instructor. Field work and travel may be required, and additional fees may apply for transportation and other expenses.
Course Content

In examining a specific project area, students may learn about and evaluate:

  • surface physiography;
  • soils and rocks;
  • surface water, groundwater and water quality;
  • ocean factors (water chemistry, currents, tide, waves, etc.);
  • climate and air quality;
  • natural hazards;
  • plants and animals in terrestrial and aquatic environments;
  • ecosystems and habitats;
  • human influences;
  • other environmental factors.
Methods Of Instruction

Depending on the project, students may undertake field work or labs, complete assignments, attend seminars, and conduct library and online research.

 

Seminar = 14 - 20 hours

Labs, field work, exercises/assignments, library and online research = 36 - 42 hours

Means of Assessment
Project Report 40%
Assignment(s) 30-40%
Preliminary Environmental Report 20-30%

 

Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy.  The instructor will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester.  Evaluation will be based on the table above.

Learning Outcomes

Successful students of EAES 2537 will be able to:

  • conduct library and online research to locate scientific information sources to support their project;
  • analyze information sources for relevance and legitimacy;
  • prepare a Preliminary Environmental Report that provides an overview of many environmental factors that are relevant to the project;
  • Prepare a Project Report to describe the environmental issue, causes, past and future trends, project research and data analysis, possible solutions or adaptations.

 

Textbook Materials

Projects will vary, and therefore textbooks, readings and other course materials will be determined by the instructor.

Requisites

Prerequisites

EAES 1201 or 1207 and BIOL 1110 and EAES 1120 or GEOG 1120 and a second year lab science that is relevant to the project, or permission of instructor.

Corequisites

None.

Equivalencies

None.

Requisite for

None.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Coast Mountain College (CMTN) CMTN GEOG 2XX (3) 2017/05/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU ENVI 2XXX (3) 2017/05/01 to -
Okanagan College (OC) OC GEOG 298 (3) 2017/05/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU EVSC 2XX (3) 2017/05/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC ENSC 2XX (3) 2017/05/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) No credit 2017/05/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC ES 2XX (1.5) 2017/05/01 to -
Vancouver Community College (VCC) No credit 2017/01/01 to -
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU SCIE 2nd (3) 2017/05/01 to -

Course Offerings

Winter 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
16532
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
TBA
(Faculty)
Full
Online
EAES 2537 039 - Students interested in completing this guided studies course must first contact the chair of EAES before the start of the semester in which they want to complete the course.

This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
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