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Earth Environmental Science(2.0 credits)

Course Type:Basic Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Chemistry
Starts 1 : 3 Spring Semester
Elective/Compulsory : Elective
Lecturer : Marc HUMBLET A. Designated Associate Professor 

•Course Purpose
Never before have had humans such a profound impact on the Earth. The world population exceeds 7 billion and is growing steadily. Industrial and technological needs for energy and mineral resources are increasing every year. In this course, we will see how humanity is changing the environment. We will explore climate change in the geological past and the relationships between human activities and climate today. The students will also learn about the nature and usefulness of geological resources and the environmental threats posed by petroleum and mineral industries. Finally, we will reflect on the opportunities and challenges for a sustainable use of geological resources.

•Prerequisite Subjects
Fundamental of Earth Science I & II

•Course Topics
1. Introduction
2. Earth cycles 1: Nitrogen cycle
3. Earth cycles 2: Phosphorus cycle
4. Earth cycles 3: Water cycle
5. Earth cycles 4: Carbon cycle
6. Paleoclimatology
7. Recent climate change
8. Geological Resources: Energy, Rocks, and Minerals
9. Toward a sustainable future

It is desirable to read a textbook or reference materials before a class

do not appoint the textbook

•Additional Reading
order it during a class as needed

•Grade Assessment
Two quizzes: 20% (10% each)
Two short reports: 20% (10% each)
Oral presentation: 20%
Written essay: 40%


•Contacting Faculty
Office: Graduate School of Environmental Studies
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences E516
Phone: 789-3037


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