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Course Description

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This course examines the chemistry of the natural environment and the influence of pollutants upon the environment. Topics will include methods of introduction of pollutants to, and removal of pollutants from, the environment. (Also listed as TOX*3360.)

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

  • Explain causes and implications of current environmental issues.
  • Critically evaluate future environmental concerns they might encounter.
  • Learn how the universe really works.

Course Topics

  • Chemistry and Toxicology Refresher
  • The Atmosphere
  • The Hydrosphere
  • The Geosphere
  • The Anthrosphere

Additional Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM*1050
Equate(s): TOX*3360


Assessment Item Weight
Outline and CourseLink Quiz 3%
Content Quizzes (9 x 3%) 27%
Ecological Risk Assessment Project 15%
Case Study 15%
Group Project 20%
Online Final Exam 20%
Total 100%


Additional Technical Requirements

This course will use the following:

  • Respondus tool to invigilate one or more exams. 

Please view the Technical Considerations.

Technical Requirements

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*Course details are subject to change.

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Section Title
Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology
May 09, 2024 to August 02, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Domestic Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $683.39 Click here to get more information
Domestic Tuition Fee - Non-Ontario (0.5 units) $745.75 Click here to get more information
International Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $3,379.57 Click here to get more information
Available for Credit
0.5 units
Section Notes

Note:  If you are in a degree program at the University of Guelph, please DO NOT register using the link above.  You must register through WebAdvisor.

Section Materials
  • Textbook (Confirmed) (Mandatory) Fundamentals of Environmental and Toxicological Chemistry: Sustainable Science by Stanley E. Manahan © 2013 CRC Press 4th edition ISBN 9781466553163
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