This class was tough.
Environmental studies is a course that can help the world curb the effects of climate change, pollution and Global warming if taught in all learning institutions. First , this is by changing the views, attitudes and actions of individuals (citizens) about our universal environment. I believe if all students in high school, colleges and universities can take this unit, for sure we will experience a change and save future generation from the wrath of mother nature. Secondly, the learning institutions can do this by making it a compulsory unit in all courses. They can also break it into smaller sections appropriate for kindergarten and primary schools pupils. This will ensure children acquire the right environmental ethos, attitudes and values at early ages of their life hence grow as responsible citizens; loyal to the environmental laws and conscious of their physical and human environment. Finally, Conserving the environment is a corporate responsibility because the effects (both positive and negative) have no territorial boundaries.
first and foremost, this course highlights the Global Environmental challenges. Some of this challenges are : Water and wetlands pollution, Air pollution, Land pollution and Noise pollution. Secondly, the course describes the concept of sustainable development. This is development that meets the needs of the current generation while at the same time takes care of the future generations.Moreover, sustainable resource use and management is an integral part of this course. Thirdly, this course looks at case studies around the world about peoples' attitudes and religious teachings towards their environment; The most popular being the Eastern view (Jainism). Lastly, the course trains students on ho to come up with remedies for the existing global challenges. This is by exposing them to fieldwork and participation in community projects and World Environmental Days/Forums.
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Advice for students:
Success in academics is not by chance or fate, but through hard work and commitment. First, for one to succeed/pass well in this course, he/she must remain attentive and active during class lessons. This can be by asking questions taking notes when the lecturer/instructor is teaching. This ensures that he/she has a high concentration span. secondly, The student must be a member of an active group and participate fully. Thirdly, He/She must remain updated.He/she should be aware of the contemporary environmental issues in his or her home country. This can either be by being a member of an Environmental club in the school or by using the media. Lastly, its very important for one to participate in Environmental events within and without the institution. Making summary notes is also inevitable for quick revision.