Introduction to the Environment

University of the Western Cape

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to the Environment

  • Host University

    University of the Western Cape

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geography

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ESS121 Adaptive Resource Management and ESS131 Industrial Ecology or home university equivalent

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Students will understand and be more appreciative of the physical environment which forms the basis for human nature interactions. They will be able to give a basic explanation of The earth's components.

    Energy and Resources
    A global (eco) systems approach will be followed and supplemented by issues foci on phenomena patterns processes problems prospects underpinning the following:The earth's components: Atmosphere, Hydrosphere,Biosphere, Geosphere & Anthroposphere
    The earth's cycles water, carbon, nitrogen, sulfur Energy & Resources

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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