Environmental Chemistry Lab
Students should have studied General Chemistry and Analysis Chemistry ahead of entering this course. Students should learn research ideas and methods on environmental chemistry in this course. Students should understand and master the detection and the analysis methods of pollutants and data analysis of the process of pollution generation and changing, hence they could strengthen the understanding of environmental protection. This course is one of the introductory courses which could reach the demand for the students majoring in Environmental Sciences and Environmental Engineering and the workers in related area.
Through the study of this course, students should master the basic concepts, the forming process,the development trend, the research contents, theories, methods and practical application of environmental ecology. Students will understand the changes of the damaged ecosystem and master the theory of ecosystem management and sustainable development.
Environmental Soil Science
Environmental soil science is an interdisciplinary discipline, which is a critical branch of environmental science. The environmental soil science mainly works with the terrestrial ecosystem, concentrating on soil environmental quality changes and the underlying mechanisms, influence of natural and human factors on soil environmental quality, sources of various contaminants, soil pollution and degradation as well as the soil quality control.
Introduction to Atmospheric Environment
This course covers the basic concepts and different components of atmospheric environment at an entry level. Topic includes air pollution, climate change, health ecosystem impacts, and environmental policymaking. Specifically, the course will focus on the basic mechanisms of urban haze, Antarctic ozone hole, acid rain, climate change, epidemiological studies, and environmental policies on air pollution control.
Environment Control and Laws
The main line of this course is to illustrate the migration and transportation process of certain chemical substances in air, water, soil and biological environmental media, and to discuss deeply the mechanisms and laws of these processes. This course pays more attention to reflect the latest research results and progress of the environmental chemistry and engineering. This course tries to guide the students majoring in environmental sciences and environmental engineering entering the first step into the environmental chemistry field. The course will start in accordance with spheres and specific topics. The contents include atmospheric environmental chemistry, water environmental chemistry, soil environmental chemistry, biological environmental chemistry, industrial ecology, element cycle in all spheres and the behavior and impact of typical substances in different environmental media.
This class provides a general introduction to the diverse roles of microorganisms in natural and artificial environments. It will cover topics including: cellular architecture, energetics, and growth; evolution and gene flow; population and community dynamics; water and soil microbiology; biogeochemical cycling; and microorganisms in biodeterioration and bioremediation.
Aquatic Environmental Chemistry
Aquatic Environmental Chemistry is an important branch of Environmental Chemistry, and it mainly focuses on formation, distribution and cycling procedures of various elements, compounds (natural and anthropogenic), as well as the relationships with other environmental media, clearly reflecting multi-discipline of geo-science and chemistry. The earth aquatic environment mainly includes territorial water body and seawater body, characterized by close association and significant difference. Since global industrialization, the influences from human activities have been far stronger than those from most natural procedures, and aquatic environment has been an extremely important receiver for large amounts of various pollutants emitted. It plays a critical role in controlling transport, transform, fate, as well as related biological and ecological effects (such as deformation, carcinogenicity and mutagenicity) at different spatial and temporal scales.
This course focuses on the monitoring of key pollutants in the environment medium and environmental pollution problem. It introduces the basic principles and technology method of environmental monitoring, quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC), as well as the latest development of monitoring technology. The course includes introduction, water pollution monitoring, air pollution monitoring, soil and solid waste monitoring, noise and radiation pollution monitoring, emergency monitoring, quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) etc. This course highlights the characteristics of environmental monitoring, containing sampling, measurement, data analysis, and QAQC. Theoretical study and experiment are both crucial in this course. The content closely combines the demand of environmental pollution in China. The application of various new instrument and new technique will be introduced in this course. The students are required to understand the situation of environmental problem, and how to monitor and evaluate the environmental quality. The students should also be capable to carry out environmental monitoring, and analyze the data. In addition, a few students should have the ability to perform innovative research.
This course provides systematic knowledge of chemical analysis introducing basic titration methods (acid-base, coordination, redox titration) and gravimetric analysis, and basic knowledge of statistics analysis.
An outline of Environment and Economic development
"The introduction is organized around two themes:
What is sustainable development,” where does it come from, and why it has
moved from a marginal to central position in today’s world.
What are the roles and techniques used by the private sector (firms) and public
sector (governments, international organizations, etc.) to further sustainable
development efforts in the developed and developing worlds? "
The course will introduce the modern economic theory in analysis of environmental issues and in exploration for solutions.
The students are expected to 1) comprehend important economic concept and tools; 2) increase familiarity with economic policy tools dealing with environmental issues; and 3) gain confidence in using economic principles in analyzing and resolving real problems by the end of the course.
The main purpose is to enable students to understand the basic knowledge of environmental law, master the basic content of China's environmental law, to lay the necessary foundation for futural work in environmental protection or related fields.
The environmental management is a core course for the students majoring in environmental sciences, environmental engineering and environmental management. This course will provide students knowledge and understanding about the public management, public policy and environmental management. It will cover 3 major module, referring 1) basis for the environmental management, covers the social and economic explanation of features of environmental resources and its implications for environmental management; basic issues of environmental management; the public management basis; the relationship of government-enterprises-public (third sectors); 2) institution, system and policy instruments relate to environmental management 3) case studies: air, water, waste, urban, regional, water basin, rural and natural resources.
"Environmental Assessment is an important tool for public and private
development and planning decisions toward creating a sustainable society. In this
course, students learn EIA theories, methods, regulations and its historical process with
several case studies. Scientific aspects such as predictions and evaluation methods as
well as democratic aspects relating to public participation will be explained. We will
also explore "strategic environmental assessment” as new areas of Environmental Assessment."
Environmental planning can be defined narrowly as the environmental management activities of the public sector, or more broadly as the set of things that citizens do together through governments, legal institutions and cooperative organizations that allow us to protect our shared resources. In this course we will focus on environmental planning in the community and regional context.
Experiment of Environmental Monitoring
This course provides all aspects of environmental trainings of sampling and analysis, focusing on the monitoring of major environmental problems in different environmental media. This course combines the theory study and experiment, providing the trainings of analytical technique of monitoring pollutants in the ambient atmosphere, indoor air, water, soil, and sediment. The students are expected to learn the experiment design, sampling, sample process, instrument operation, data analysis, and QAQC etc. The college facility will be provided for this course, i.e. the State Key Laboratory, the Monitoring Station of Urban Air Quality of Peking University. The students are required to familiar with pretreatment of samples, operation and calibration of the various environmental monitoring instruments. After this course, the students should have the basic ability of environmental monitoring in scientific research work.
"The goal is that, let students master the internal structure and working principle of microcomputer, and have the ability to program in Assembly language, as well as familiar with computer hardware interface.
Our school in the department of computer science, electronics, microelectronics, intelligence science, Yuan Pei ,as well as physics, this course has been opened for many years. In terms of the curriculum , experimental equipment,teaching methods,teaching materials, we have accumulated many experiences."