UNIT I

Definition, Scope and Importance of Environmental Studies

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After studying Unit I, students will be able to:

  • Define the scope and importance of environmental studies.
  • Describe the need for public awareness.
  • Identify the different components of the environment.
  • Describe the history of environmental laws, and myths and misconceptions about the environment.
  • Explain the importance of environmental studies in promoting sustainable development.
  • Analyse the components of natural, man-made environment and social environment of the Earth – and explain the interdependence of these components on each other.

1.1 Definition, Scope and importance of Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies is a multidisciplinary subject. It employs ...

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