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Hey dear as per your need here I am providing you the syllabus of b.sc hope it will be helpful

Module 1: Environmental Studies – Introduction
►Definition, Scope and Importance
►Measuring and defining environmental development: indicators (3 lectures)

Module 2: Basic Principles of ecosystem functioning
►Concept of an ecosystem
►Structure and function of an ecosystem
►Producers, consumers and decomposers
►Energy flow in the ecosystem
►Food chains, food webs and ecological pyramids
►Introduction, types, characteristic features, structure and functions
▪ Forest ecosystem
▪ Grassland ecosystem
▪ Desert ecosystem
▪ Aquatic ecosystems (ponds, streams, lakes, rivers oceans, estuaries)
(8 lectures)

Module 3: Environment and Natural Resources
►Forest Resources
▪ Use and overexploitation
▪ Deforestation
▪ Timber extraction
▪ Mining and damstheir
effects on forests and tribal people.
▪ Case studies

►Water Resources
▪ Use and overutilization
of surface and ground water
▪ Floods, droughts
▪ Conflicts over water
▪ Damsbenefits
and costs
▪ Mineral resources
▪ Use and exploitation
▪ Effects of extracting and using mineral resources
▪ Case studies

►Food resources
▪ World food problems
▪ Changes caused by agricultural and overgrazing
▪ Effects of modern agriculture, fertilizerpesticide
problems, water logging, and salinity
▪ Case studies.

►Energy resources
▪ Growing energy needs
▪ Renewable and non renewable energy sources
▪ Use of alternate energy sources
▪ Case studies

►Land resources
▪ Land as a resource
▪ Common property resources
▪ Land degradation
▪ Soil erosion and desertification (10 lectures)

Module 4: Biodiversity and its Conservation
species and ecosystem diversity
classification of India

►Value of biodiversity consumptive
and productive use, social, ethical, aesthetic and option
values. ►Biodiversityglobal,
national and local levels

of biodiversity
►Threats to biodiversity – habitat loss, poaching of wildlife, manwildlife
►India as a megadiversity

►Endangered and endemic species of India
►Conservation of biodiversityInsitu
and Exsitu
conservation (6 lectures)

Module 5: Environmental Pollution
►Welfare Measures and Environmental Values
►Definition and Classification of Environmental Values
►Valuation Methods (4 lectures)

Module 6: Environmental Economics
►Economic approach to environmental preservation and conservation
►Property rights and externalities
►Management of Natural Resources
►Economics of natural resources
▪ Forestry
▪ Water resources
▪ Fisheries
▪ Biodiversity (8 lectures)

Module 7: Environmental Pollution
►Causes, effects and control measures of
▪ Air pollution
▪ Water pollution
▪ Soil pollution
▪ Marine pollution
▪ Noise pollution
▪ Nuclear hazards
▪ Solid Waste Management
▪ Urban and industrial wastes

►Pollution case studies
►Pollution control methods
►Disaster managementfloods,
earthquake, cyclone and landslides. (8 lectures)

Module 8: Regional and sectoral Issues
►Goods and services
►Mountain development
►River basin water resource management
►Sustainable tourism
►Coastal zone management (8 lectures)

Module 9: Environment and Development
►The economy and environment interaction
►State of the environment
►Economics of development, preservation and conservation
►Sustainability: theory and practice
►Equitable use of resources for sustainable lifestyles
►Role of an individual in prevention of pollution (6 lectures)

Module 10: Environmental Problems in India
►Effects of human activities on the quality of life
►Water and River, Ground water
►Wasteland reclamation

Animal energy, thermal and Nuclear energy
►Access to Common Property Resources (CPR)
►Pollution: domestic
►Solid waste, Health and Sanitation and Unsafe Drinking water (6 lectures)

Module 11: Human Population and the Environment
►Population growth and environment
►Human Rights
►Value Education
►Women and Child Welfare
►Role of Information Technology
►Case Studies (6 lectures)

Module 12: Social Issues and the Environment
►From Unsustainable to Sustainable development
►Water conservation, rain water harvesting, watershed management
►Resettlement and rehabilitation of people; its problems and concerns
►Case studies
►Environmental ethics : Issues and possible solutions
►Consumerism and waste products
►Public awareness
►Role of an individual in conservation of natural resources (8 lectures)

Module 13: Sustainable Resource Management
►Benefits and costs of environmental management
►Market and nonmarket
►Health benefits
►Recreation benefits
►Aesthetic benefits
►Environmental costs
►Environmental impact assessment
►Evaluation of project and programmes (6 lectures)

Module 14: Design of Environmental Policy
►Direct Regulation by Government
►Common and Control Instruments
▪ Economic Instruments
▪ Pollution Taxes
▪ Marketable Permits
▪ Mixed Instruments
▪ Informal Regulation by Local Communities
►Monitoring and Enforcement of Environmental Regulation (6 lectures)

Module 15: Institutions and Governance
►Evolution of laws, institutions, and policies relation to India
►Popular participation in environmental movement
►Environmental activities and ethics that sustain the world (4 lectures)

Module 16: Environment and Sustainable Development
►Concepts and indicators
►Linkages and tradeoffs
►Indicators of sustainability
►Approaches to sustainable development (4 lectures)

Module 17: Field Work
►Visit to a local area to document environmental assetsriver/
►Study of local environmentcommon
plants, insects, birds
►Study of simple ecosystemspond,
river, hill slopes, etc

Acharya Nagarjuna University
Nagarjuna Nagar
Guntur, Andhra Pradesh 522510

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Old 30th March 2020, 03:23 PM
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Acharya Nagarjuna University is a university in the region of Namburu, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Acharya Nagarjuna University B.Sc Agriculture

Acharya Nagarjuna University
Nagarjuna Nagar
Guntur, Andhra Pradesh 522510
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