Introduction to Environmental Science

(Course Code: 409Υ, Course outline)

Semester:  1 (& 2 for Erasmus) Teaching Credits:  3 ECTS Credits: 4 Type: Compulsory
Prerequisite Courses:  – Course type: General background Instructor:

In this course we will investigate the basic functions of environmental systems and the impacts of human activities on them. The basic goals of this course are to familiarize the students with: a) environmental systems and problems that will be developed in the following academic semesters, b) the terminology used in environmental science and c) the use of computers, Internet services and English bibliography.

Topics per Week:
  1. Introduction
  2. The Basics of Environmental Science
  3. Atmosphere and weather
  4. Depletion of the ozone layer – Atmospheric pollution
  5. Hydrologic cycle and Human water use
  6. Water pollution and its prevention
  7. Soil and Agriculture
  8. Fossil fuels – Renewable Energy Resources
  9. Municipal Solid Waste – Industrial & Toxic Waste
  10. Ecosystems and how they work
  11. Biodiversity
  12. Bibliographic Research Methods-Part a
  13. Bibliographic Research Methods-Part b
Theory – Lectures
(hours / week)
:
 3
Exercises – Laboratories
(hours / week)
:
 –
Other Activities:  –
Grading:  Weekly e-tests (100% of the final grade)
Notes: Yes
Basic Textbook:
  • No

Bibliography:
  • Introduction to Environmental Science: Based on Environmental Science 9/E by R.T. Wright

Language: Greek
Internet Links: http://wps.prenhall.com/esm_wright_envisci_9

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