Level of Study
Semester of Instruction
Objectives and Content
The course main topics:
(I) Energy production
(II) Chemical reactions in the atmosphere
(III) Aquatic chemistry and water pollution
(IV) Chemical conditions in the biosphere
(V) Impact of toxic compounds in the environment - both natural and man-made (industry, agriculture, transport, energy production, etc.).
Specific topics: The use of fossil fuels, gas fired and nuclear power plants, oil chemicals, greenhouse emission gasses, ozone chemistry, acid rain, eutrophication, pesticides in agriculture, hormonal disruption effects in the environment and general industrial pollution (PCBs, PAHs, CFCs, dioxin).
- Have knowledge of key themes, theories and problems
and describe important chemical reactions in the
atmosphere and in water, including important chemical
reactions in connection with smog formation, ozone
chemistry and acid rain chemistry.
- locate, assess and refer to information and technical material and present it so that it highlights a problem in the subject
- outline the molecular basis of the greenhouse effect.
- know aquatic chemistry and water pollution.
- know problems in connection with the use of fossil fuels.
- know alternative energy sources.
- know important pesticides.
- identify environmental contaminants such as PCBs, PAHs, CFCs, PCDD and PCDF.
- give an overview of compounds with hormonal disruption effects.
- Can convey key subject matters as theories, issues and solutions both orally and in writing.
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Access to the Course
Access to the course requires admission to a programme of study at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Teaching and learning methods
Teaching is given as both lectures and seminars.
Lectures and seminars: 4 hours per week
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Approved HSE course. Can be completed the same semester in advance of KJEM202-teaching.
Attendance at the first lecture is mandatory.
Forms of Assessment
Written exam, counts for 100% of the final grade.
Examination Support Material
Basic calculator in accordance with models specified by the faculty rules.
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade on the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
The reading list will be avaliable within January 1st for courses taught during the spring semester.
The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the study programme and courses.
Course CoordinatorContact information for the course coordinator is available at «Mitt UiB», alternatively contact the student advisor.
Course AdministratorThe Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Department of Chemistry are administratively responsible for the course.
Type of assessment: Written examination
- 26.09.2017, 09:00
- 4 hours
- Withdrawal deadline
- Solheimsgt. 18 (Administrasjonsbygget), Eksamenslokale 3. etg.