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Course Description

Oil spill in waterway

The chemistry of the natural environment; the influence of pollutants upon the environment, including methods of introduction of pollutants to, and removal of pollutants from, the environment. (Also listed as CHEM*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): CHEM*3360

Assessment

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

Technical Requirements

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*Course details are subject to change.

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