Analytic survey of factors which affect local and global environments. Provides students with an appreciation and understanding of the principles of environmental toxicology and chemistry including the sources, fate and effects of chemicals in the environment. Emphasis is on contemporary problems in human health and the environment. Cross-listed as CHEM 230. Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM 112.
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):
C or better in CHEM 112.
Course Rotation for Day Program:
Offered even Spring.
Most current editions of the following:
Most current edition of the following:
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
By D.G. Crosby (Oxford Univ. Press) Recommended
By S. Manahan (CRC Press) Recommended
By G. VanLoon and S. Duffy (Oxford Univ. Press) Recommended
Chemistry of the Enviroment
By R. Bailey, H. Clark, J. Ferris, S. Krause, and R. Strong (Academic Press) Recommended
To present modern environmental toxicology and chemistry in an integrated form.
To describe factors affecting the local and global environments of the atmosphere, water and soil.
To outline natural and anthropogenic causes of environmental problems and treatment methods.
To discuss ecotoxicology, epidemiology and risk assesment.
To explain the chemical cycles occurring in the atmosphere, water and soil.
Describe environmental chemodynamics and transport.
Describe abiotic tranformations of chemicals.
Identify the characteristics of quantitative toxicology.
Describe the origin and occurrence of smog and acid rain.
Explain earth's energy balance and the greenhouse effect.
Identify major greenhouse gases.
Explain the food chain and bioaccumulation of substances.
Describe the classes, exposure and risks of the major chemical carcinogens.
Chemical cycles in the environment
Aquatic chemistry and water pollution
Organic and inorganic air pollutants
Global atmospheric patterns
Bioaccumulation and biomagnification
Ground water pollution
Recommended maximum class size for this course: 30
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by
the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this
course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical
outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's
subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.