Courses Catalogue

Environmental Chemistry

COURSE CODE: CHE2208
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Environmental Management, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

This course entails the natural and anthropological chemistry comprising the chemical processes that take place in the environment and their impact on environmental quality. This helps students become better equipped to take proper care of the environment.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

 

§  describe the movement of gaseous nitrogen, carbon and water through their cycles

§  explain the linkage between Chemistry and the Environment, including causes and effects of Environmental problems/pollution arising from the chemical processes

§  demonstrate practical and analytical skills in Environmental Chemistry

§  formulate solutions to address environmental challenges

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

A student completing the course is expected to demonstrate knowledge of:

§  chemistry and how it is used to understand how pollutants are transported and accumulate in the environment

§  pollution affects the environment

§  our demand for energy is an important driver for our local, regional and global environmental problems

§  chemistry can be used to solve environmental problems

§  conditions in the watershed and climate affect water quality