2017 Frontiers of Environmental Chemistry II

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Instructor(s)
Kanaya Yugo  Toyoda Sakae  Yamada Keita 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Intensive ()  
Group
-
Course number
CAP.I682
Credits
1
Academic year
2017
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2017/4/12
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

[Summary of the lecture] After relationships between environmental issues and human societies are overviewed, atmospheric issues (e.g., global warming and regional air pollution) are taken up as examples. Chemical budget/processes related to these issues and the basics of the observational methods are illustrated. Key observations in the field and from satellites are introduced, which have improved our understandings of the state of the atmosphere and the relevant processes.
[Aim of the lecture] To understand the natural cycles of environmental chemical substances and artificial effects on them is essential for students in applied chemistry. To learn cutting-edge technologies used in environmental chemistry and geochemistry is also useful for students. The purpose of this course is to find the relation own study theme and chemical substances cycles and/or cutting-edge technologies introduced.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand the significance of chemical perspectives when addressing environmental issues
2) Explain chemical budget/processes related to the atmospheric issues
3) Acquire the knowledge of state-of-the-science methodologies for observations and their deliverables

Keywords

Atmospheric environment, Chemical budget, Chemical processes, Observational methods

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

(1) Lectures about cutting-edge technologies for environmental analysis, (2) Submission of a report about the lecture

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Relationships between environmental issues and human societies Chemical budget/processes related to atmospheric environmental problems Basics of the observational methods Key observations in the field and from satellites 1) Understand the significance of chemical perspectives when addressing environmental issues 2) Explain chemical budget/processes related to the atmospheric issues 3) Acquire the knowledge of state-of-the-science methodologies for observations and their deliverables

Textbook(s)

None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

None required.

Assessment criteria and methods

Attendance is taken in every class. Full attendance are compulsory. Report on relation between own study theme and chemical substances cycles and/or cutting-edge technologies introduced is assessed.

Related courses

  • CAP.I681 : Frontiers of Environmental Chemistry I

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites

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