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CUSA1101 Introduction to Environmental Chemistry 环境化学入门
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(Last update on: 12 March 2021)

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Key facts for Summer 2021:

Date:   19 – 21, 22* July 2021 (18 Hours)
Time:   19, 20 July 2021: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
21 July 2021: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Teaching Platform:   Face to Face  (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) #
Enrollment:   30
Expected applicants:   Students who are promoting to or studying S5-S6
Tuition Fee:   HKD 3,200.00
Lecturer:   Dr. Chan Ka Long Donald (Department of Chemistry, CUHK)
* This date is reserved for make-up classes in case there is any cancellation of classes due to unexpected circumstances.
# This course is offered face-to-face lessons at CUHK campus. It may switch to online teaching in accordance with the pandemic development and the policy of the university.



Introduction:

Environmental chemistry deals with chemical processes occurring in the environment and the effects of human activities on them. This course intends to introduce the basic concepts of environmental chemistry and how the knowledge is applied to resolve environmental issues. Students will attend lectures on characteristics and chemical analysis of pollutants arising from human activities. Students will also learn the newest technologies of chemical treatment and pollution prevention. Equipped with scientific knowledge from the lectures, students will perform experiments to analyse pollutants in soil using advanced chemical instruments.

The CUHK community takes great care to conserve the campus ecology and environment. Other than classes, laboratory tour, campus tour and treasure hunt will be arranged for students to understand CUHK and our work for sustainable development, and to make the course more fruitful and enjoyable.

环境化学涉及化学物质在环境中的作用及人类活动对其的影响。本课程旨在介绍环境化学的基础概念以及如何运用相关知识解决环境问题。课程内容包括污染物的特性、形成和化学分析。学生也会学习化学处理的尖端技术及预防污染的策略。学生将会运用课堂所学进行实验,操作先进的化学仪器以分析泥土中的污染物。

中文大学十分重视校园生态和环境。为了令学生更了解中大以及大学推行可持续发展校园的工作,本课程也预备了实验室参观、校园游及校园定向等活动,务求为学生带来更充实和愉快的活动学习体验。

 

Organising units:
  • Department of Chemistry, CUHK
  • Centre for Promoting Science Education, CUHK
Category:   Category II – Academy Credit-Bearing
Learning outcomes:   Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
  1. Obtain concrete knowledge of chemical pollution
  2. Have an extensive understanding of various environmental analytical methods and the principles behind them
  3. Acquire knowledge of various modem chemical treatment processes
  4. Understand the principles of green chemistry and how they are applied to pollution prevention
  5. Gain experience in operating chemical instrument to determine VOCs in soil
  6. Know more about CUHK and the University's approach to sustainable development
Learning Activities:
  1. Lectures
  2. Exercise and Assignment
  3. Lab
Medium of Instruction:   Cantonese supplemented with English
Assessment:
  1. Short answer test or exam
  2. Lab reports
Recognition:   No. of Academy unit(s):  1
* Certificate or letter of completion will be awarded to students who attain at least 75% attendance and pass the assessment (if applicable)
 
Expected applicants:   Students who are promoting to or studying S5-S6
Organising period:   Summer 2021
Application method:   SAYT Online application