Environmental Science
Environmental Sciences Audit Courses Code : AUD01

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Course Name Environmental Science
Course Subject Environmental Sciences
Course Code AUD01
Course Coordinator Dr. subin K Jose
Course Category Audit Courses

About Course

Environmental Sciences Environmental Sciences is a field that studies the natural processes, their causes and effects. It involves both field work, lab research and testing. This means that theoretical and practical aspects will blend together perfectly in order to draw conclusions and find solutions. Due to its object of study, Environmental Sciences is a very interdisciplinary subject. Expect to gain knowledge from Biology, Ecology, Geosciences, Chemistry, Physics, Social Sciences and others. You’ll have the opportunity to study various types of climates and explore different habitats all over the world. You’ll be able to apply your findings to create policies that will contribute to the protection of the environment. These policies can help with ongoing natural problems, such as global warming, desertification, the melting of the polar ice caps, and the pollution of air, land, and water. Additionally, you can use your expertise to assess the impact of human activities on nature and the eco-friendliness of projects. Audit course in environmental studies deal with to provide basic as well as detailed information about the environment. This MOODLE based course cover syllabus of Calicut university audit course in environmental science. Certificate will issue those who complete the course with the following criteria. 1. Obtain at least 60% mark in the final online exam 2. To remit Rs.100 for certificate through Christ College portal


Plus two in any branch


·         Awareness about the branch of study, environmental sciences.


·         Knowledge about the concepts of sustainability and sustainable development.


·         Knowledge about ecosystems and their functions.


·         Awareness about the natural resources and their judicious use.


·         Understand the importance of biodiversity and need to conserve it.


·         Understand the idea of pollution, its causes and means of prevention.


·         Understand the global environmental problems like climate change, ozone layer depletion etc. and ways to mitigate them.


·         Awareness about environmental laws and regulations.


Course Syllabus

Lecture Notes

Lecture notes for module 1

Lecture notes module 2

Lecture notes Module 3

Lecture notes for module 4

Lecture notes for module 5

Lecture notes for module 6

Lecture Videos



General introduction to environmental science

General introduction to environmental science

Global warming climate change

Global warming climate change

Food chain , food web

Food chain , food web





Green house effect

Green house effect

Atmospheric layers

Atmospheric layers

Acid rain

Acid rain

Classification of waste

Classification of waste

Values of biodiversity

Values of biodiversity

Natural resources

Natural resources

Solid waste management

Solid waste management

Biogeographic classification of India

Biogeographic classification of India

Biodiversity hotspots

Biodiversity hotspots

Water pollution

Water pollution

Environmental factors

Environmental factors

Energy resources

Energy resources

Nuclear disasters

Nuclear disasters

Thermal pollution

Thermal pollution

Practice Quiz

a) branch of humanities

b) branch of science

c) an interdisciplinary branch of study

d) None of the above

a) Petroleum

b) Water

c) Minerals

d) Both a & c

a) Reduce

b) Reuse

c) Rapid use

d) Recycle

a) Hydrogen

b) Petrol

c) Diesel

d) Natural gas

a) Development of visual arts

b) Development of philosophies

c) Both a & b

d) Use of natural resources in a rapid manner

a) July 5

b) August 20

c) June 5

d) May 22

a) Bombay Natural History Society

b) Asoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment

c) Greenpeace India

d) World Wide Fund for nature- India

a) Zoological Survey of India

b) Botanical Survey of India

c) Archaeological Survey of India

d) Both a & b

a) Ralph Emerson

b) Alfred Wallace

c) Charles Darwin

d) Rachel Carson

a) The fall of a sparrow

b) The book of Indian birds

c) Silent spring

d) The man eater of Kumaon

a) Atmosphere

b) Hydrosphere

c) Lithosphere

d) All the above

a) 97%

b) 90%

c) 70%

d) 85%

a) Ecosystem

b) Community

c) Biome

d) Landscape

a) Semi-arid

b) Western Ghats

c) Deccan Plateau

d) All the above are biogeographic regions of India

a) Oceans

b) River deltas

c) Wetlands

d) Coastal areas

a) Energy flow

b) Nutrient cycle

c) Neither a nor b

d) Both a & b

a) Rainforests

b) Semi-evergreen forests

c) Coral reefs

d) Deserts

a) Rainforest

b) Desert

c) Coral reef

d) Mangroves

a) Flagship species

b) Vulnerable species

c) Keystone species

d) Umbrella species

a) Secondary consumers

b) Primary consumers

c) Detritivores

d) Parasitic

a) Is a species restricted to a geographical area

b) Is a species threatened with extinction

c) Is a species that is rare in a locality

d) Is s species that is abundant globally

a) Evaporation

b) Transpiration

c) Precipitation

d) Humification

a) El Nino

b) Melting of glaciers

c) Meteor showers

d) Volcanic eruptions

a) Pyramid of numbers

b) Pyramid of biomass

c) Pyramid of energy

d) None of the above

a) Ocean

b) Forest

c) Pond

d) Desert

a) Ecological degradation

b) Ecological succession

c) Bio magnification

d) Bioaccumulation

a) Seral stage

b) Climax stage

c) Pioneer stage

d) Pre-climax stage

a) 3

b) 2

c) 5

d) 4

a) Ecotourism

b) Bird watching

c) Research

d) Fodder

a) Himalayas

b) Gangetic plains

c) Western Ghats

d) Coastal areas

a) Gymnosperms

b) Angiosperms

c) Pteridophytes

d) Thallophytes

a) Xerophytes

b) Thallophytes

c) Halophytes

d) Bryophytes

a) Overgrazing

b) Conversion to farm lands

c) Fire

d) All the above

a) Cheetah

b) Great Indian Bustard

c) Spiny-tailed Lizard

d) Jerdon’s Courser

a) Lake

b) Pond

c) Lagoon

d) Stream

a) West Bengal

b) Andaman & Nicobar

c) Gulf of Kutch

d) Both b & c

a) Pichavaram, Tamil Nadu

b) Sundarbans, West Bengal

c) Lakshadweep Islands

d) Sasthamkota, Kerala

a) Heavy metals

b) Organophosphates

c) Organochlorines

d) NPK fertilizers

a) Greater demands from a growing population

b) High consumption by affluent societies

c) Both a & b

d) None of the above

a) Troposphere

b) Stratosphere

c) Mesosphere

d) Thermosphere

a) Infrared radiation

b) Visible light

c) Microwaves

d) Ultra Violet radiation

a) Carbon monoxide

b) Nitrogen dioxide

c) Nitrous oxide

d) Sulphur dioxide

a) Biosphere and Lithosphere

b) Lithosphere and Hydrosphere

c) Hydrosphere and Atmosphere

d) All the four spheres

a) Gold

b) Petrol

c) Diesel

d) None of the above

a) Estuary

b) Riparian forest

c) Lake

d) Wetland

a) 3%

b) 6%

c) 10%

d) 1.7%

a) Integrated Pest Management

b) Use of Organophosphate pesticides

c) Nitrogenous fertilizers

d) None of the above

a) Deforestation of catchment area

b) Intensified use of river flood plains

c) Encroachment of wetlands

d) All the above

a) Displacement of local communities

b) Loss of forests

c) Change the ecology of rivers

d) All the above

a) Kaveri

b) Krishna

c) Mahanadi

d) Narmada

a) Exploration

b) Prospecting

c) Exploitation

d) Development

a) Synthetic pesticides

b) Inorganic fertilizers

c) Irrigation

d) All the above

a) Reduction of chemical pesticide use

b) Preserving pest predators

c) Use of pest resistant varieties

d) All the above

a) Nuclear energy

b) Solar energy

c) Hydel energy

d) Hydrogen as fuel

a) Gaseous pollutants

b) Particulate matter

c) Water pollutants

d) Heavy metals

a) Geothermal

b) Wind

c) Solar

d) Hydel

a) Salim Ali

b) Jim Corbet

c) Medha Patkar

d) Sundarlal Bahuguna

a) Silicon

b) Argentum

c) Carbon

d) Boron

a) Solar energy

b) Wind energy

c) Chemical energy

d) Hydel energy

a) Water vapour

b) Carbon dioxide

c) Methane

d) Hydrogen sulphide

a) Denmark

b) China

c) India

d) France

a) Gravitational force of attraction by the sun and the moon

b) Earth’s rotation on its axis

c) Earth’s revolution around the sun

d) Geothermal energy

a) Vikram Sarabhai

b) A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

c) Homi Bhabha

d) Jagadish Chandra Bose

a) Waste filling

b) Overgrazing

c) Deforestation

d) All the above

a) Development of new medicines

b) Improving agricultural crops

c) Raw material for industrial growth

d) All the above

a) 10

b) 12

c) 8

d) 9

a) Himalayan

b) Terai

c) Trans Himalayan

d) Gangetic and Brahmaputra plains

a) Antarctica

b) South America

c) North America

d) Europe

a) Kaziranga National Park

b) Periyar Tiger Reserve

c) Tadoba Tiger Reserve

d) Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary

a) 50

b) 25

c) 35

d) 60



c) WWF

d) Greenpeace International

a) 1988

b) 1986

c) 2002

d) 1972

a) Parasites

b) Epiphytes

c) Commensals

d) Bryophytes

a) Mudumalai Tiger Reserve

b) Silent Valley National Park

c) Parambikulam Tiger Reserve(

d) Eravikulam National Park

a) 1988

b) 1973

c) 1999

d) 2000

a) Wildlife sanctuaries

b) National Park

c) Botanical garden

d) Sacred grove

a) 2002

b) 1992

c) 1972

d) 1987

a) 1952

b) 1957

c) 1959

d) 1962

a) 1981

b) 1971

c) 1983

d) 1974

a) 1994

b) 1972

c) 1982

d) 1984

a) Ramganga

b) Buriganga

c) Alaknanda

d) Brahmaputhra

a) Santiago river

b) Rio Grande

c) River Lerma

d) Colorado river

a) Karnataka

b) UP

c) Assam

d) Rajasthan

a) 2002

b) 2000

c) 2005

d) 2008

a) Kochi

b) Mumbai

c) Kolkata

d) Jamnagar

a) Extinct

b) Endangered

c) Volnerable

d) Critically Endagerd

a) New Delhi

b) Nashik

c) Agra

d) Bhopal

a) Japan

b) USA

c) Canada

d) Spain

a) Paris

b) Madried

c) Ottawa

d) Tokyo

a) Spider

b) Monkey

c) Snake

d) Crocodile

a) Genetic diversity

b) Species diversity

c) Ecosystem diversity

d) All the above

a) Genetic diversity

b) Species diversity

c) Ecosystem diversity

d) All the above

a) Bangladesh

b) Pakistan

c) China

d) Burma