Pollution & Biosphere

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Pollution & Biosphere

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Climatology/Meteorology, Environmental Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    The purpose of this module is to develop an understanding of ecological principles relevant to ecosystem dynamics, pollution control in air, land and water and to relate this understanding to practical and simulated field ecology. An integral component of the module is a half-day field trip to bull island. 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Explain how organisms interact in the environment.
    2. Discuss how energy and nutrients flow through ecosystems, how this impacts upon biomass at each level, and the consequences for environmental pollution.
    3. Carry out a field examination of a terrestrial and an aquatic ecosystem.
    4. Examine data from an ecosystem and draw appropriate conclusions.
    5. Write up reports on ecosystem ecology.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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