Core Module Syllabus for Environmental Studies

Unit – I Definition, Scope and Importance, Need for Public Awareness   2 lectures

Unit – II Natural Resources: Renewable and Non-renewable resources   8 lectures

Natural Resources and Associated Problems

  1. Forest Resources: Use and overexploitation. Deforestation case studies. Timber extraction, mining. Dams and their effects on forests and tribal people.
  2. Water Resources: Use and overexploitation of surface and ground water, floods, drought, conflicts over water. Dam: benefits and problems.
  3. Mineral Resources: Use and exploitation. Environmental effect of extracting and using mineral resource. Case studies.
  4. Food Resources: World food problems. Changes caused by agriculture and overgrazing. Effects ...

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