ĶNF433 Environmental Protection Problems I

Code ĶNF433
Name Environmental Protection Problems I
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Environmental Engineering and Management
Faculty Department of General Chemical Engineering
Academic staff Daina Kalniņa
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation This course provides an introduction to basic principles of chemistry and physics that are connected to environmental issues, thus helping to provide an insight into some of the major environmental problems of nowadays.The course analyses global disturbances to the environment, including the impact of petroleum hydrocarbons on natural and human environments, as well as local environmental issues and priorities of human and environmental health. .
The course is supported by practical exercises that emphasize a scientific approach to the use of environmental remediation tools. The course analyzes various case studies of environmental problems and provides a problem-solving approach..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The aim of the course is to provide a comprehensive understanding of global and local environmental issues. After finishing this course, the students will have a better insight into the causes of various environmental problem. They will be able to comprehensively analyze environmental issues from many aspects, not only those that are officially recognized, including environmental problems and their solution at both global and local level.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
The ability to grasp the root causes of environmental problems and analyze their complicated aspects. - Type of evaluation: Problem-solving in groups. Critera: comprehesive analyze environmental issues from many aspects.
The ability to use the scientific method for studying and finding solutions to environmental problems. - Type of evaluation: Independent work on an individual basis.Criteria : Finding the most appropriate methods, indicators, technical and/or social parameters for characterizing environmental problems in accordance with the demanding standards of the scientific and technical community.
The ability to use the precautionary principle and to predict eventual environmental problems. - Type of evaluation: Problem-solving in groups. Criteria: Assessent of less kown environmental problems.
The technical ability (competence) to evaluate and resolve different environmental problems. - Type of evaluation: Assessment work. Criteria: Submission and to presentation of a thesis.The ability to analyze data in scientific literature and legislative documents. The ability to defend ones opinion based on knowledge of the subject.
Course prerequisites Specific prerequisites are not required

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