Course Code: GED 205
Course Name: Introduction to Sustainable Development
Course description: This course introduces students to the origins, issues and processes of sustainable development (SD). It examines the current global and national issues and debates surrounding SD. It involves the students in the analysis of the problems including anthropogenic climate change in the current context. This course also critically addresses other relevant SD issues including scarcity of resources, natural disaster, food insecurity, and energy crisis. After these, the course will discuss some alternative ways (those are possibly, more sustainable) to introduce the basis of the different perceptions of sustainable development.
GED Code: GED 208
Course Name: Introduction to Sociology
Course Description: This course introduces students to the basic concepts related to sociology, culture, society, socialization. It enables students to get introduced to key theorists such as Marx, Durkheim and Max Weber among others. The course further aims to introduce students to social institutions, structure, power, authority, kinship, family, religion and social stratification. The students are required to utilize their understanding of social research through conducting a research project on sociological issues and perspectives. This course includes a component of fieldwork strengthening the research capacities of the new generation.
Course Code: GED 217
Course Name: Introduction to Climate Change
Course description: The course provides a basic understanding of climate system, current trends in global climate change and its impacts on environment and economy, and the real debates over global warming and climate change. Initially in the course, fundamental science of climate change, and the possible impacts and key vulnerable areas will be reviewed. Gradually, options for mitigation and adaptation, climate change policy issues and the on-going global debate will be explored. This course draws heavily on the findings from the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports, Sustainable Development Goals and consists of a mixture of lectures, discussions, and self-directed exploration of online and published climate change issues.
Course Code: GED 227
Course Name: Biodiversity And Nature Conservation
Course description: This syllabus gives idea on biodiversity through conceptualization and explanation of terminology related to biodiversity and conservation. The syllabus places emphasis on the application of biodiversity and impact of recent developments on the needs of a contemporary society. The course involves the students in the identification of problems regarding desertification, analyzing the situations and for next steps planning. It helps the students for creating knowledge base and exploring new ideas insight it. After completion of the course, students will generate /explore new approaches for creation of biodiversity and nature conservation.
Course Code: GED 228
Course Name: Organic Farming
Course description: This course gives idea on organic farming through conceptualization and explanation of terminology related to sustainable/organic agriculture. The course involves the students in the identification of problems regarding conventional farming, chemical hazards, analyzing the situations and for next steps planning. It helps the students for creating knowledge base and exploring knowledge on ecological agriculture. After completion of the course, students will generate /explore alternatives for chemical farming.