COMM 202– Man and his environment I:-


Human Ecology Courses highlights the unique relationship between man and his fellow human being between man and other living things and between man and non-living component of environment. Besides, it brings into focus the uniqueness of man, because despite the similarities among lower animals, man shows so many differences from other animals that extrapolation is difficult.

Course Description:

The origin of Human Ecology is traced to the work of creation of the universe by God. Himself, with emphasis on creation of Heaven/Earths; light and darkness, sky; water, vegetation/trees; solar system (sun, moon, stars (or the Galaxies); lower living creatures (microorganism, land/water plants, land/water animals and the birds) up to the creation of man. Relationships of works of creation and Human Ecology with focus on the web of life (that is, the interrelationships of life); man, plants and animals in the performance of their physiological functions are involved in a-give-and-take rudimentary division of labour; up to each organism (including man) is a combination carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, phosphorus, iron sulphur etc.

Course Content/Objectives:

At the end of the course, students will be able to understand and appreciate;

  1. Concept of creation and Human Ecology (that is, the interrelationships between man and other components of creation)
  2. The uniqueness of man
  3. Application of the concept of Human Ecology I to health, disease profiles and adaptation
  4. Application of the Human Ecology (II) to:
  1. the web of life
  2. food chain
  3. reproduction/pop. growth
  4. government and health
  1. Application of the concept of Human Ecology (II) to Human problems created such as:
  1. pollution
  2. hazards/disasters
  3. diseases, injury, death
  1. Application of the concept of Human Ecology (IV) to:

Solution of Human problems created on:

  1. Development of Health system
  2. Traditional Health Care system
  3. Modern Health Care system