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                              TALLINN UNIVERSITY
Unit:                                                                            1616
Institute of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Name of the curriculum in Estonian                                         (curriculum code)
KESKKONNAKORRALDUS                                                     22 August 2002
Name of the curriculum in English                                      Date of entry into the
                                                                       Register of Ministry of
                                                                       Education and Science
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT                                               14 January 2002
                                                                        Approved by University
                                                                                 Board
                                                                       1 November 2001
                                                                       20 April 2007
                                                                       Approved by academic
                                                                       unit
Level: Bachelor’s

Goals:
    To enable the acquisition of basic knowledge of contemporary environmental issues and
       their management methods;
    To support thinking critically, integratively, and systemically about environmental issues;
    To provide for students the facilities necessary for acquiring the knowhow they deem
       essential when implementing the environmental management at entry and up to middle
       management level;
    To sustain the development by students of their individual research skills;
    To enable students to assess their educational needs and prepare them to proceed to
       Graduate School programs on Environmental Management or related fields.
Outcomes:
    Demonstrates substantial knowledge of the voculabularies and concepts of natural and
       social sciences relevant to issues of environmental management;
    Ability to articulate central environmental problems;
    Identify, define, and deal with problems pertient to professional practice or daily life
       through logical, analytical and critical thinking;
    Ability to define environmental management methods and their implementational skills in
       circumstances that do not require strategic decision making;
    Skills needed to find, integrate and evaluate information related to environmental
       management issues;
    Ability to research in the field of environmental management;
    Verbal and written communication skills and appropriate reaction to contextual and
       interpersonal factors, needed in teamwork and in liasing with a wide range of audiences;
    Ability to set goals for one’s intellectual and professional skills development.


Bridgeheads within the curriculum:
    Inter-disciplinariness and holistic perspective;
    Orientation to prevention and mitigation of conflicts between socity and environment;
    Sustenance of students’ professional and social skills development.
Curriculum accreditation: valid through 23 May 2009
Load: 180 ECTS
Duration of the BSc program: 3 years (i.e. 6 semesters)
Language of instruction: Estonian
ISCED-97 level: 5A1
Broad field of study: Science
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences
Documents issued at graduation: BSc diploma and academic transcript

Head of the study program: Tõnis Põder, PhD tonisp@tlu.ee

Admission requirements: secondary school education, state examinations (in Estonian and two
other subjects of the following four: Biology, Geography, Mathematics and Civics.

Curriculum outline:
     1. Introductory subjects 36 ECTS
     2. Core subjects 90 ECTS
     3. Electives (open) 45 ECTS
     4. Bachelor’s thesis 9 ECTS
The major concentration incorporates the following four subject areas: (1) Methodology. (2)
Natural Science(s), (3) Social Science(s), and (4) Applied Science.
The first-degree students must have the knowledge of one modern language at B2 level (pursuant
to the European Language Portfolio requirements). Students from high schools where instruction
was provided in other languages(s) than Estonian, have to prove their proficiency of Estonian
language at C1 level.

 Introductory subjects 36 ECTS
Objective:
To enable the undergraduate students acquire the prerequisites necessary to enrol into the courses
of major subject concentration.
  Course code                                                                        Assessment
                                        Subject                            ECTS
               Compulsory subjects 18 ECTS
MLB6001        General Biology                                              4.5            E
MLG6001        Basics of General Geography                                  4.5            E
MLK6001        General Chemistry                                            4.5            E
PSP6049        Theory of Management                                         4.5            E
               Electives 18 ECTS
MLF6001        Physical Picture of the World                                4.5            E
MLM6201        Calculus I                                                   4.5            E
MLM6001        Calculus II                                                  4.5            E
IFI6001        Effective Computer Usage                                     4.5            H
MLM6202        Discrete Mathematics                                         4.5            G
MLM6211        Software for Mathematics                                     4.5            G
HIF6011        Introduction to Philosophy                                   4.5            E
Learning outcomes: On completion of this module, the learner
     articulates the basic terms and concepts of science and management;
     demonstrates a working understanding of basic facts of mathematical methods.
 Major subject concentration 90 ECTS

  Subject module1. Methodology 18 ECTS
Objective:
To facilitate acquisition by students of essential theoretical and practical experience needed for
critical evaluation of results presented in different sources and for their sustained individual
research.
Course code                                                                          Assessment
                                         Subject                           ECTS
             Compulsory Subjects 12 ECTS
MLB6003 Basics of Research                                                    3          G
MLJ6014 Statistical Methods                                                  4.5         G
MLF6901 Mathematical Methods in the Natural Sciences                         4.5         G
             Electives 6 ECTS
MLK6010 Analytical Chemistry and Instrumental Analysis                        6          E
MLM6230 Mathematical Methods in Management                                   4.5         E
INT6001 Information Seeking: Sources and Methods                             4.5         G
RII6012      Research Methods                                                 6          E
     Learning outcomes: On completion of this module, the learner:
      can explain the essential principles and methods applied in scientific research;
      is able to find information and evaluate its credibility;
      can formulate and test hypotheses;
      demonstrates skills in selecting and using basic methods for data processing;
      is able to interpret graphical information;
      demonstrates skills in applying critical thinking.

 Subject module 2. Science 24 ECTS
Objective:
To develop students’ understanding of those aspects of natural science that will allow them to
understand environmental processes. Students may also gain experience by participating in field
works and trips.
Course code                                                                        Assessment
                                      Subject                            ECTS
            Compulsory Subjects 15 ECTS
MLB6902 General Ecology                                                    4.5          E
MLG6021 Introduction to Landform Studies                                    6           E
MLK6901 Environmental Chemistry                                            4.5          E
            Electives 9 ECTS
MLB6005 Introduction to Botany                                             4.5          E
MLB6006 Introduction to Zoology                                             6           E
MLB6903 Hydrobiology                                                       4.5          E
MLF6911 Hydrology and Marine Physics                                       4.5          E
MLB6901 Life Habitats in Estonia                                           4.5          E
MLG6023 Climatology and Meteorology                                         6           E
MLG6032 Field Work in Physical Geography                                   4.5         G
MLG6033 Field Trip I                                                        3          G
MLG6034 Field Trip II                                                       3          G
MLG6901 Geography of Estonia                                               4.5          E
MLB6008 Field Works in Floristics and Faunistics                           3.0         G
MLG6026 Environmental Geology                                              3,0          E
   Learning outcomes: On completion of this module, the learner:
    is able to define and use key terms and concepts in the natural science;
    will demonstrate literacy of the composition, structure and functioning of ecosystems;
    recognizes the interconnecteness of human and ecosystems on different spatial and
        temporal scales;
       distinguish chemical pollution and natural fluxes of matter.

 Subject module 3. Social Sciences 18 ECTS
Objective:
To facilitate students’ understanding about factors that regulate the functioning of society.
Course code                                                                            Assessment
                                         Subject                             ECTS
               Compulsory Subjects 9 ECTS
RIO6001        Basics of Law                                                   4.5            E
RIM6001        Basics of Economics                                             4.5           G
               Electives 9 ECTS
RIT6001        Basics of Politics and Government                               4,5          P-F
RIM6003        Micro- and Macroeconomics                                        6             E
RIM6002        Economics of the Public Sector                                   6             E
Learning outcomes: On completion of this module, the learner:
     is able to use key terms and concepts in the social sciences;
     is able to explain economic an legal systems;
     is able to describe governing and administration systems.

 Subject module 4. Applied Science 30 ECTS
Objective: It is a series of capstone courses that have their objectives yo facilitate the students in:
    integrating their knowledges of methodology, environmental and social sciences;
    developing their skills needed for implementing the environmental management tools;
    building their confidence needed for pursuing a career in environmental management.
Course code                                                                               Assessment
                                         Subject                              ECTS
             Compulsory Subjects 22,5 ECTS
MLJ6019 Introduction to Environmental Management                                  3            E
MLG6030 Geographical Information Systems                                          3            E
MLJ6006 Environmental Economics                                                 4.5            E
MLJ6007 Environmental Law                                                         3            E
MLJ6010 Research Paper                                                            3            G
MLJ6011 Practical Placement                                                       6           P-F
             Electives 7,5 ECTS
MLJ6005 Basics of Corporate Environmental Management                            4.5            E
MLJ6003 Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Audit                   6            E
MLJ6008 Eco-toxicology and Health Safety                                        4.5            E
MLJ6017 Waste Management                                                        4.5            E
MLJ6018 Water Management                                                        4.5            E
MLB6012 Biodiversity and Conservation Biology                                   4.5            G
MLG6028 Environmental Monitoring                                                  6            E
Learning outcomes: On completion of this module, the learner:
    has knowhow of environmental management methods in their field(s) chosen;
    demonstrates understanding of the environmental regulation and current issues in private
        and public natural resource management;
    can transfer techniques and solutions from one situation to another;
    demonstrates information seeking skills via library and over the Internet;
    is able to use of cartographic and, where practical, computer-based methods;
    is able to participate constructively in groups;
    can reflect and analyse work experiences;
    can analyse, evaluate and interpret information and draw substantiated conclusions;
    is able to address multitude of values and controversial information in decision-making;
    can present material orally and in written form in a coherent and organized manner.
  Electives (open) 45 ECTS
Objective:
To offer students opportunities to develop further their theoretical skills and expand their
intellectual horizon.
Learning outcomes:
Students are expected to have acquired sufficient knowledge and skills on which to start building
their lifelong learning experience and successfully launch in a career. To accomplish this, the
students shall demonstrate:
     the skills of one modern language at B2 level of the EU Language Skills Portfolio;
     computer literacy needed to successfully cope with tasks in the university;
     the Estonian language proficiency at C1 level (for people whose native language is other
          than Estonian, and who have acquired their elementary through high school education(s) in
          non-Estonian language setting);
     ability to define personal and professional development needs;
     specific knowledge and skills.

 Bachelor’s Thesis 9ECTS
 Objective:
     To facilitate students developing their ability for individual sustained research and
         developing an issue within the environmental management;
     To facilitate students’ acquisition of in-depth knowledge in their Academic Emphasis
         area(s).
    Subject                                                                    ECTS
                                           Subject
     Code
 MLJ6100          Bachelor’s Thesis                                               9
 Learning outcomes: The students are expected to demonstrate their:
     ability to formulate problems;
     ability to select appropriate research method;
     deep knowledge in their Academic Emphasis area;
     ability to be creative in the solution of problems;
     ability to deffend a position.

 E – exam
 G – graded assessment
 P-F – pass-fail assessment

				
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