[Summary of the course] 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 course] 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 relations of global environmental problems and chemical substances cycles.
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
Atmospheric environment, Chemical budget, Chemical processes, Observational methods
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||✔ Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
(1) Lectures about cutting-edge technologies for environmental analysis, (2) Submission of reports about the lecture
|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|
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.