The objective of this course is to let the students to understand the natural terrestrial ecosystems and their functioning, human dependency on the natural environment, and the impacts on natural environment due to actions under various circumstances, and to design appropriate interventions for a sustainable natural environment. On completion of this course, the students will be able to:

  • Elaborate types, and functions of natural systems
  • Assess the importance of the natural environment
  • Explain the drivers causing negative impact on natural environment including the link between development and environmental change
  • Explain human-environment relationships, and analyze the linkages between human impacts and the development
  • Analyze and design the appropriate sustainable practices to reduce the negative impacts