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Multidisciplinary nature of Environmental Studies
The word environment is derived from the French verb ‘environner’ which means
to ‘encircle or surround’. Thus our environment can be defined as the physical, chemical
and biological world that surround us as well as the complex of social and cultural
conditions affecting an individual or community. This broad definition includes the
natural world and the technological environment as well as the cultural and social
contexts that shape human lives. It includes all factors living and nonliving that affect an
individual organism or population at any point in the life cycle; set of circumstances
surrounding a particular occurrence and all the things that surrounds us.
Objective of this course is to develop concern for our own environment which
will lead us to act at our own leve l to protect the environment we all live in. There are
three reasons for studying the state of the environment. The first,
is the need for
information that clarifies modern environmental concepts like equitable use of natural