2020 Environment and Safety A

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Academic unit or major
Basic science and technology courses
Instructor(s)
Ono Kosuke  Suekane Tetsuya  Toyoda Sakae  Ogura Shunichiro  Kanae Shinjiro  Obara Toru 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Mode of instruction
ZOOM
Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue5-6(W521)  
Group
A
Course number
LAS.E101
Credits
1
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2020/9/18
Lecture notes updated
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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

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

Class flow

At the each class, a topic in course schedule is introduced by a lecturer. During the class, 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 Resources and waste Review the course contents.
Class 2 Material science and engineering to overcome environmental issues Review the course contents.
Class 3 Nuclear power and environmental safety Review the course contents.
Class 4 Energy and environment Review the course contents.
Class 5 Environmental risks of chemical substances and biotechnology Review the course contents.
Class 6 Environmental impact assessment Review the course contents.
Class 7 Final exam/Summary Review the course contents.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

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.

Textbook(s)

Course materials are provided through OCW-i.

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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