Instruction:   3 Periods & 1 Tut /week                                                                                      Sessional Marks: 30

Univ-Exam : 3 Hours                                                                                                                        Univ-Exam Marks:70

Module 1: Introduction

(a)Definition, Scope and importance

(b)Measuring and defining environmental development: indicators (1 lecture)

Module 2: Ecosystem

(a) Introduction, types, characteristic features, structure and functions of Ecosystems

-Forest –Grass land  -Desert  -Aquatic (lakes, rivers and estuaries) (2 lectures)

Module 3: Environmental and Natural Resources management

(a)Land resource

-Land as a resource -Common property resource  -Land degradation   -Soil erosion and desertification   -Effects of modern agriculture, fertilizer – pesticide problems

(b) Forest resources

Use and over-exploitation-Mining and dams- their effects on forest and tribal people

©Water resources

-Use and over-utilization of surface and ground water-Floods and droughts-Water logging and salinity-Dams –benefits and costs-Conflicts over water

(d) Energy resources

Energy needs-Renewable and non-renewable energy source-Use of alternate energy sources -Impact of energy use on environment                    (8 lectures)

Module 4: Bio-diversity and its conservation

(a)Value of bio-diversity-consumptive and productive use, social, ethical, aesthetic and option values

(b)Bio-geographical classification of India- India as a mega

diversity habitat

©Threats to biodiversity- Hot spots, habitat loss, poaching of wildlife, loss of species, seeds etc.

(d)Conservation of bio-diversity- In-situ and Ex-situ conservation (3 lectures)

Module 5: Environmental Pollution Local and Global Issues

(a)Cause, effects and control measures of

Air Pollution- Indoor air pollution-Water pollution- Soil pollution- Marine pollution-Noise pollution-Solid waste management, composting, vermiculture- Urban and industrial wastes, recycling and reuse

(b)Nature of thermal pollution and nuclear hazards

©Global Warming

(d)Acid rain

(e)Ozone depletion                                               (8 lectures)

Module 6 :  Environmental problems in India

(a)Drinking water, Sanitation and Public health

(b)Effects of activities on the quality of environment

Urbanization-Transportation- Industrialization- Green revolution

©Water scarcity and Ground Water depletion

(d)Controversies on major dams- resettlement and rehabilitation of people: problems and concerns

(e)Rain water harvesting, cloud seeding and watershed management  (5 lectures)

Module 7: Economy and Environment

(a)The economy and environment interaction

(b)Economics of development, preservation and conservation

©Sustainability: theory and practice

(d)Limits to Growth

(e)Equitable use of resources for sustainable lifestyles

(f)Environmental Impact Assessment                                                   (4 lectures)

Module 8: Social Issues and the Environment

(a)Population growth and environment

(b)Environmental education

©Environmental movements

(d)Environment vs Development                                                          ( 2 lectures)

Module 9: Institutions and Governance

(a)Regulation by Government

(b)Monitoring and Enforcement of Environmental regulation

©Environmental Acts

Water (Prevention and Control of pollution) act-Air (Prevention and Control of pollution) act-Envt. Protection act-Wild life Protection act-Forest Conservation act-Coastal Zone Regulations

(d)Institutions and policies relating to India

(e)Environmental Governance                                                              (5 lectures)

Module 10: International Conventions

(a)Stockholm Conference 1972

(b)Earth Summit 1992

©World Commission for environmental Development (WCED)            ( 2 lectures)

Module 11: case Studies

(a)Chipko movement

(b)Narmada Bachao Andolan

©Silent Valley Project

(d)Madhura Refinery and Taj Mahal

(e)Industrialization of Pattancheru

(f)Nuclear reactor in Nagarjuna Sagar

(g)Tehri dam

(h)Ralegaon Siddhi (Anna Hazzare)

(i)Kolleru lake-aquaculture

(j)Florosis in Andhra Pradesh                                                        ( 3 lectures)

Module 12: Field Work

(a) Visit to a local area to document and mapping environmental assests- river/ forest/ grassland/ Hill/ Mountain.

(b) Study of local environment- common plants, insects, birds

©Study of simple ecosystems- pond, river, hill, slopes etc.

(d) Visit to Industries, Water treatment plants, affluent treatment plants. ( 5 lectures)

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Instruction:   3 Periods & 1 Tut /week                                                                                    ...