2019 Environment and Safety B

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Academic unit or major
Basic science and technology courses
Instructor(s)
Kudo Fumitaka  Nishikizawa Shigeo  Ogura Shunichiro  Furuya Hidemine  Matsumoto Yoshihisa  Miyake Atsumi  Yoshida Hideo 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Thr3-4(W521)  
Group
B
Course number
LAS.E101
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2019/3/18
Lecture notes updated
2019/4/9
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

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.

Student learning outcomes

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

Keywords

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

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

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

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Environment and waste management Review the course contents
Class 2 Radioactive substances and their impact on health Review the course contents
Class 3 Safety science and risk management Review the course contents
Class 4 Polymers and the environment Review the course contents
Class 5 Environmental impact assessment Review the course contents
Class 6 Energy and environment Review the course contents
Class 7 Cancer-causing substances in the environment Review the course contents
Class 8 Final exam/Summary Review the course contents

Textbook(s)

Course materials are provided during class.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Annual reports made by Japanese Ministry of the Environment, e-leanings that are provided by JST, etc.

Assessment criteria and methods

Exercise problems in each class (40%) and a final exam (60%)

Related courses

  • Basic science and technology courses

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

No prerequisites are necessary.

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