Research fields related to the environment have a very wide variety, and analyzing the environment or addressing environmental issues requires a transdisciplinary approach. This is a follow-up course to "Basic Theory of Regional and Global Environment 1", and focuses on how to apply a variety of previously learned basic knowledge on mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, etc., to environmental analysis and solving environmental problems. Lecturers who are specialists of environmental fields will give omnibus type lectures on this theme and include some cutting-edge research results.
By the end of this course, students will be able to understand how to apply previously learned basic knowledge about mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, etc., to actual environmental research fields.
water environment, coastal environment
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Omnibus style lectures, where one topic is explained by one lecturer in 3 classes
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Coastal disaster risk - tsunami||Understand tsunami and related coastal disaster risk|
|Class 2||Coastal disaster risk - typhoon storm surge||Understand typhoon storm surge and related coastal disaster risk|
|Class 3||Coastal disaster risk - development and environmental issue||Understand the development and environmental issues related to coastal disaster risk|
|Class 4||Paleo- to futre-climate changes and their driving forces||Understand pareo- to futre-climate changes and their driving forces|
|Class 5||Global carbon cycle||Understand global-scale carbon cycle|
|Class 6||Coastal ecosystem responses to environmental changes||Understand coastal ecosystem responses to global and local environmental changes|
|Class 7||Role of Water Environment||Role of water environment and fundamentals of its management|
|Class 8||Basics of Water Quality Control||Principle of water treatment and outline of domestic wastewater treatment|
|Class 9||Management of Water Environment||Concept and practice of management of water environment|
|Class 10||History of Water, Wastewater and Aquatic Environments||Understand and review the history of water, wastewater, and aquatic Environments|
|Class 11||Tasks and future vision of Water, Wastewater and Aquatic Environments||Understand and discuss the tasks and future vision of water, wastewater, and aquatic Environments|
|Class 12||Environmental impact assessment 1||Understand environmental impact assessment|
|Class 13||Environmental impact assessment 2||Understand environmental impact assessment|
|Class 14||Environmental impact assessment 3||Understand environmental impact assessment|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Handouts will be distributed before the start of class via OCW-i.
Learning achievement is evaluated by combining results from quizzes/reports given by the lecturers.
None, but it is recommended for you to complete “Basic Theory of Regional and Global Environment 1”.