CHEM 207 - Environmental Chemistry

Environmental Chemistry - CHEM 207

Lecture Meeting: Monday 12:00 - 14:00
                            Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00

1. Overall Aims of Course

This course aims at introducing the students to the importance of environmental issues in our lives and our future. The course addresses some of the most tackling environmental issues which include the sources of the main pollutants and their effect on environment, on nature and the human health.

2. Intended Learning Outcomes

A. Knowledge and Understanding

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

    A1. Identify the ozone layer in the atmosphere.

    A2. Classify the different types of pollutants released to the environment, and describe the methods of air pollution control.

    A3. Discuss how fossil-fuel energy and carbon dioxide emissions cause global warming.

    A4. Explain the treatment and disposal of waste.

    A5. Interpret materials balance in mass and energy transfer.

    A6. Identify the risk and hazard, dose response, and human exposure assessment.

    A7. Discuss water resources and pollutants, BOD and waste water.

B. Intellectual Skills

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

    B1. Determine the need to control pollution and how can we contribute on the individual level in that sense.

    B2. Postulate a clear image about the possible solutions for some of the most common pollutants.

    B3. Demonstrate motivation to follow up on these issues and formulate some of the protection principles in our daily lives.

C. Professional and Practical Skills

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

    C1. Conduct any environmental activity locally or globally.

    C2. Record and collect the latest news and updates concerning environmental issues.

    C3. Operate and practice within professional organizations concerned in environmental issues.

D. General and Transferable Skills

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

    D1. Think independently, set tasks and solve environmental problems by participating in any activity locally or globally. Communicate with others concerning environmental issues.

    D2. Acquire long-life learning to transfer some of the principles and educate the local community.

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