|履修条件||• Language: This course will be conducted primarily in English (all written work will be in English). With regard to English ability, it would be preferable to have a TOEFL score of at least 470, and if possible approaching 500 (or above).
• General responsibility: Although I can offer guidance, students must take responsibility for their studies and for performing the tasks required. If a student is absent, it is the responsibility of that student to ensure that they consult with other members of the class and carry out any required tasks within the set time period.
• Deadlines: Deadlines will be strictly applied and lateness of submission severely penalized.
|科目の目的・到達目標||• To provide a basic understanding of the principles involved in environmental pollution control and environmental management.
• To acquire skills in library research, and techniques used in formal academic presentations and formal academic writing.
• To make students appreciate the importance of plagiarism and techniques for avoiding it, including the use of full and accurate citations and referencing.
• To equip students with the skills necessary to participate actively in discussions in an academic English-language environment and be in a position where they can participate without any undue handicap relative to other non-native speakers on a course at a foreign university.
Environmental studies: pollution control and environmental management
We will cover various aspects of environmental management and pollution and consider the countermeasures used; we will also look at sustainable approaches to energy supplies and general management of the environment (e.g. desertification).
|授業計画||Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: Acid rain
Week 3: Nuclear power and accidents
Week 4: Coral reefs
Week 5: Car-free cities and transport
Week 6: Overfishing
Week 7: Ecotourism versus exploitation for resources
Week 8: Clearance of forest land and deforestation
Week 9: Plastic waste in the oceans
Week 10: Shipping controls in the Antarctic
Week 11: Resources in the Arctic
Week 12: Hydroelectric power schemes and Tibet
Week 13: The battle for Niyamgiri
Week 14: Pets and the planet
Week 15: Methane hydrate as a resource
Week 16: Ozone depletion and the ozone hole
Week 17: Animal conservation in Africa
Week 18: The Transition movement
Week 19: Air pollution and traffic fumes
Week 20: Particulate matter
Week 21: Pollution issues with rare earth metals
Week 22: Landfills
Week 23: ‘Recycled’ sewage
Week 24: Population growth and climate change
Week 25: Land grabbing in Africa
Week 26: Solar farms
Week 27: Global warming (1) Causes and effects
Week 28: Global warming (2) Countermeasures
Week 29: Heat islands
Week 30: Student presentations
|評価方法||Report 50%, Class participation and presentations 50%
• Demonstration of an understanding of the topics covered, etc.
• Preparation and submission of a formal academic report which must be fully and accurately referenced with all sources cited. Plagiarism will not be tolerated under any circumstances, and will lead to automatic failure of the course.
• Formal presentations (using visual aids such as Powerpoint).
• Regular attendance. (Students must not exceed five absences during the year).
|テキスト・参考文献等||Copies of material from various academic textbooks and websites will be distributed. Students will also conduct individual library research.|
|授業外の学習活動||• Library research etc.; no field trips have at present been planned, but this may change later.
There are no plans at present.