Special Topics, Sustainability MENA

IWRM-MENA ESUP Special Topics, Sustainability MENA
Exam Code
Credit Points 3 Credits equivalent to 5 ECTS
Term Winter (German Jordanian University)
Module Coordination Dr. Sudeh Dehnavi
Lecturers Dr. Munjed Alsharif
Compulsory Attendance (h) 48 hours 2 hours Exam


Prerequisite none
Intended Learning Outcome

Introduction to Sustainability: (What is Sustainability?, The IPAT Equation, Human Consumption Patterns and impacts, Challenges for Sustainability)

Biosphere: (Biogeochemical Cycles and the Flow of Energy in the Earth System , Biodiversity, Species Loss, and Ecosystem Function, Soil and Sustainability)

Climate and Global Change: (Climate Processes; External and Internal Controls, Modern Climate Change, Climate Projections)

Introduction to Climate Change modeling (What is Climate, Hierarchy of atmospheric modeling strategies, 3D General Circulation models (GCMs), Conceptual Framework for General Circulation Models)

Modern Environmental Management (Environmental Auditing, Environmental Impact assessment, Life cycle assessment)

Environmental and Resource Economics: (Environmental Valuation, Evaluating Projects and Policies, Solutions: Property Rights, Regulations, and Incentive Policies)

Sustainable Energy Systems: (Environmental Challenges in Energy, Carbon Dioxide, Air, Water and Land Use, Energy Sources and Carriers, Energy Uses, Applications of Phase Change Materials for Sustainable Energy)

Teaching Method Lectures with inputs of basic knowledge, assignment with presentation to special subjects
Assessment Method Mid Term Exam (35%), Term Paper and/ or Project (15%), Final Written Examination (40%)
Recommended Reading

Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation, Editors, Tom Theis and Jonathan Tomkin, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA, 2012.

Environment and Sustainable Development, Editors: Fulekar et. al, Springer, 2014

Technologies for Sustainable Development, A way to reduce poverty, Editors: Bolay et. al, 2014

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