Chemistry and the Environment - CHEM3710

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2021 to 2022
Canterbury
Autumn Term 4 15 (7.5) checkmark-circle

Overview

This module will provide an initial look into chemistry and the environment, introducing important concepts such as pollution and climate change. The effects of chemical disasters will also be considered. Additionally, this module will begin to provide students with the wider skills necessary to study chemistry at university.

Details

Contact hours

Total contact hours: 30
Total private study hours: 120
Total module study hours: 150

Availability

This is not available as a wild module.

Method of assessment

Online Quiz 10%
Assessed Workshop 35%
Presentation 20%
Essay 35%

Indicative reading

• Overton, Johnson, and Scott, Study and Communication Skills for the Chemical Sciences, 2019, Oxford University Press
• Van Loon and Duffy, Environmental Chemistry A global perspective, 2017, Oxford University Press

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

Demonstrate knowledge of core and foundation scientific chemical and physical concepts, terminology, theory, units, conventions and methods in relation to chemistry and the environment.
Understand areas of chemistry including related to the environment, pollution, climate change, chemical disasters.
Appreciate developments at the forefront of some areas of chemical sciences.
Demonstrate an ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to the subject and to apply such knowledge and understanding to the solution of qualitative and quantitative problems.
Demonstrate an ability to recognise and analyse problems and plan strategies for their solution by the evaluation, interpretation and synthesis of scientific information and data.
Demonstrate skills in essay writing and presenting scientific material and arguments clearly and correctly to a range of audiences.
Demonstration a range of appropriate communication skills.
Demonstrate generic skills needed for students to undertake further training of a professional nature.
Demonstrate computational skills, including such aspects as modes of data presentation, presentation, report structuring.
Demonstrate information-retrieval skills, in relation to primary and secondary information sources, including information retrieval through on-line computer searches.
Demonstrate information-technology skills such as word-processing and spreadsheet use, data-logging and storage, Internet communication, etc.
Demonstrate time-management and organisational skills, as evidenced by the ability to plan and implement efficient and effective modes of working. Self-management and organisational skills with the capacity to support life-long learning.
Demonstrate an ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to the subject and to apply such knowledge and understanding to the solution of qualitative and quantitative problems.
Demonstrate an ability to recognise and analyse problems and plan strategies for their solution by the evaluation, interpretation and synthesis of scientific information and data.

Notes

  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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