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Man and the Environment

Challenges and sustainable solutions is the motto of the learning trajectory Man and the Environment. The learning trajectory provides you with the knowledge to understand, and the skills to analyse, relationships between man and the environment. After having completed the trajectory, you are able to assess environmental problems and evaluate with sustainable solutions. The trajectory prepares you for a job in environmental, water and nature research and management, in particular as a scientist (at universities, research institutes or industries), consultant, manager or policy maker at local, regional and (inter-)national agencies, or a researcher/advisor at non-governmental organisations.

You will be prepared for this type of job by learning to understand the mechanisms underlying environmental issues, and to analyse environmental problems and evaluate sustainable solutions using the universal cause-effect chain (drivers, pressures, state, impact, response).

Coordinator: Jan Hendriks

The table below shows which courses are part of the learning trajectory Man and the Environment.

Courses Man and the Environment
General Phase (first 6 quarters, mandatory for all learning trajectories)
Course Period Type of course
NWI-BP012C Statistics 1 (3 EC) Year 1, Q1 general, mandatory
NWI-BP030 Ecology (6 EC) Year 1, Q3 general, mandatory
NWI-BP031 Genomics and Big Data (6 EC) Year 1, Q3 general, mandatory
NWI-BP024C Mathematics for Biologists (3 EC) Year 1, Q4 general, mandatory
NWI-BP027B Biodiversity (6 EC) Year 1, Q4 general, mandatory
NWI-BB071B Man and Environment (3 EC) Year 2, Q2 general, mandatory
NWI-FCEM02B Writing about Science (3 EC) Year 2, Q2 general, mandatory
Differentiation Phase
NWI-MB023C Man and Nature: Present, Past and Future (6 EC) Year 2, Q3 Core
NWI-BB018C Ecophysiology of Plants (6 EC) Year 2, Q3 elective
NWI-BB093 Statistics 2 (3 EC) Year 2, Q3 general, mandatory
NWI-BB060B Animal Ecology (6 EC) Year 2, Q4 elective
NWI-MB021B Geographic Information Systems (6 EC) Year 2, Q4 Core
NWI-FFIL100 Philosophy & Ethics of Science (3 EC) Year 2, Q4 general, mandatory
NWI-BB083B Ecological Theory and Data Analysis (6 EC) Year 3, Q1 elective
NWI-BB096 Meta-analysis for Biologists (6 EC) not offered in 20-21 not offered in 20-21
NWI-BB095 Introduction to R programming in Biology (3 EC) Year 3, Q1 elective
NWI-GCSE001 Climate Change: Science and Policy (3 EC) Year 3, Q1 elective
NWI-MB024C Human and Ecological Risk Assessment (6 EC) Year 3, Q2 elective
NWI-BB088 Biological Invasions (6 EC) Year 3, Q2 elective
NWI-BB036B Applied Ecology (6 EC) Year 3, Q3 elective
NWI-MOL054 Toxicology(6 EC) Year 3, Q3 elective
NWI-BB099 Biology Essay (3 EC) Year 3, Q3 general, mandatory
NWI-BB-STAGE Bachelor Internship (12 EC) Year 3, Q4 general, mandatory
NWI-BB076B Bachelor Portfolio (3 EC) Year 3, Q4 general, mandatory