The course teaches global environmental issues, safety science, risk assessment for chemical hazards, environmental policy, environmental economics, environmental assessment, resources and waste, recycling-oriented society, energy problems, and sustainable society.
This will allow students understand safety and environmental issues in the world.
By the end of this course, students will:
1) Understand current global environmental issues
2) Explain notion of safety and risk
3) Understand potential risk of chemicals
4) Explain how to perform environmental assessment
5) Explain notion of recycling-oriented society and sustainable society
6) Know current topics on science and technology considering environmental safety
global environmental issues, safety science, risk assessment for chemical hazards, environmental policy, environmental economics, environmental assessment, resources and waste, recycling-oriented society, energy problems, sustainable society
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
At the each class, a topic in course schedule is introduced by a lecturer for 80 min. Towards the end of class (last 10 min), students are given exercise problems related to the lecture given that day. Attendance is taken in every class.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Overview of environmental issues||Review the course contents|
|Class 2||Energy and environment||Review the course contents|
|Class 3||Environmental impact assessment||Review the course contents|
|Class 4||Radioactive substances and their impact on health||Review the course contents|
|Class 5||Environment and waste management||Review the course contents|
|Class 6||Risk assessment of chemical substances||Review the course contents|
|Class 7||Health impact of chemicals||Review the course contents|
|Class 8||Final exam/Summary||Review the course contents|
Course materials are provided during class.
Annual reports made by Japanese Ministry of the Environment, e-leanings that are provided by JST, etc.
Exercise problems in each class (40%) and a final exam (60%)
No prerequisites are necessary.