War, Peace, and the Natural World

Programme Code: CCST9054

Faculty of: Science, School of Biological Sciences & Common Core Office

Targeted Students: HKU Undergraduates, Non HKU Undergraduates

Area of Interest: Science

Credits: 6

Programme Period: July 12, 2021 to August 6, 2021

Programme Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday (09:30 - 11:20)

Programme Fee: HKD 11,600

Discount(s) on Programme Fee:

20% - Alumni Discount
10% - Partner Discount or Referral Discount
5% - Early Bird Discount (Deadline: February 28, 2021) or Private Discount

* All discounts are NOT in conjunction with any other discounts. For further details, please visit here.

Deadline for Application: June 14, 2021

Online Application: APPLY NOW

Note to HKU Students:

*Should you be interested in applying for the above programme, please register in SIS system during the summer add/drop period in June 2021.*


Course Description:

War has a disastrous social and environmental cost. This course introduces the basic concepts of conservation biology through the context of war and military activities. Examples include radioactive pollution from nuclear testing, wetland loss and restoration during Iraq conflicts and the conservation of forests in the demilitarised zone of Korea.

Course Instructor(s):

Dr David M BAKER & Dr Evan J PICKETT

Course Outline:


Programme Schedule:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday (09:30 – 11:20)


• Students of non-credit bearing programmes will receive a certificate upon programme completion. Students of credit-bearing programmes can apply a transcript stated with HKU credits, please contact your home institution about the issue related to HKU credits recognition.

• You understand that you must be available for the entire duration of the programme, from the start to the end of the programme. 20% absence is allowed for emergencies or sick leave with legitimate reason and official letterhead proof for the absence. Students have the responsibility to contact the programme coordinator and/or teacher concerned about this ahead of time. No exceptions will be made, unless prior approval has been given. You are expected to be punctual for all classes and tutorials. Unexcused cases of lateness may count as absence. Students who fail to achieve an 80% of attendance or absence without legitimate reason and official letterhead proof for the absence will not be awarded the HKU Credits or the Certificate of Completion.