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Environmental Studies (O.U)

Environmental Studies (O.U)

Published by SIA Publishers and Distributors (P) Ltd.

Course Code : B.Sc I-I (O.U)
University : Osmania University
Regulation : 2019
Categories : Arts and Science
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Ecosystem, Biodiversity and Natural Resources

1. Definition, Scope and Importance of Environmental Studies.

2. Structure of Ecosystem – Abiotic and Biotic components Producers, Consumers, Decomposers, Food chains, Food webs, Ecological pyramids

3. Function of an Ecosystem: Energy flow in the Ecosystem (Single channel energy flow model)

4. Definition of Biodiversity, Genetic, Species and Ecosystem diversity, Hot-spots of Biodiversity, Threats to Biodiversity, Conservation of Biodiversity (In-situ and Ex-situ)

5. Renewable and Non-renewable resources, Brief account of Forest, Mineral and Energy (Solar Energy and Geothermal Energy) resources

6. Water Conservation, Rain water harvesting and Watershed management.


Environmental Pollution, Global Issues and Legislation

1. Causes, Effects and Control measures of Air Pollution, Water Pollution

2. Solid Waste Management

3. Global Warming and Ozone layer depletion.

4. Ill-effects of Fire-works

5. Disaster management – floods, earthquakes and cyclones

6. Environmental legislation:

(a) Wild life Protection Act (b) Forest Act (c) Water Act (d) Air Act

7. Human Rights

8. Women and Child welfare

9. Role of Information technology in environment and human health

Field Study

1. Pond Ecosystem

2. Forest Ecosystem

Note : Environmental Studies (O.U), B.Sc I-I (O.U) and B.Com I-I (O.U)

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