SIK101 Environmental Science
Course description for academic year 2020/2021
Contents and structure
The students will in this subject create an understanding for our nature and its resources. The students will gain knowledge to identify and analyze natural and human created problems for the environment. Suggestions for sustainable solutions should be based on evidence-based information and data.
Students should be familiar with:
- National and international environmental institutions
- Important conventions and regulations
- Report and environmental data on: biodiversity, climate and climate change, pollution, pollutants, land use, population growth, endangered species, spreading of species and organisms, and environmental categories
- Cost-benefit analyzes
The student can explain:
- Water: resource, use, management, pollution and treatment
- Atmosphere: climate change and air pollution
- Waste and disposal
The student has an overview of:
- Impact on the environment by various types of pollution.
- Environmental problems in specific industries.
- Local and national contingency plan for pollution, and emergency response arrangements.
- The student can plan and follow up environmental studies.
- Students can follow up discharge permits and governmental affairs related to permissions.
- Students can conduct stakeholder analyzes.
- The student can explain the basic theories and concepts in a simple way (written and oral).
- The student has knowledge on how the environment is affected by humans and industry.
- Students can exchange views with professionals and participate in discussions within the field.
- The student has experience with laboratory work.
Recommended previous knowledge
Lectures; Laboratory course
Laboratory course completed and approved.
Written exam, 4 hours, accounts for 100 % of the final grade.
Grading scale A-E/passed; F/failed.
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