The Module aims to provide an introductory grounding in the principal areas of Environmental Science, with particular focus on the water, atmospheric, and soil chemistry. This Module will provide the students with environmental comprehension, interdisciplinary awareness and analytical techniques.
A. To show basic understanding of chemical principles and to recognsie how chemical processes underpin many earth and ocean phenomena
B. To analyse how human activities impact upon main Earth spheres (hydrosphere, atmosphere and geosphere) in terms of chemical pollution and disposal of toxic chemical substances.
C. To solve simple problems in gaseous, solution and solid chemistry by applying the knowledge obtained in lectures
D. To practice a number of computational skills that can be applied in chemistry
E. To practice lab and research skills through hands-on experiments
The Module is taught through traditional lectures and by active participation in weekly workshops and two lab practices, supported by projects, coursework and independent study. To complete this module, students are expected to attend all classes, complete coursework and projects assignments in a timely manner, and prepare adequately for the examination.