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Course title Environmental Science and Technology
Course code BENC2026
ECTS credits 5,0
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 4-9-2023 20-10-2023 X X X
Level no level
Coordinator Thomas Butterworth
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Language of instruction English
Students will be able to:
* Describe in their own words current environmental challenges and the science that underlies them
* Describe a broad range of potential technological solutions to these environmental challenges, whilst demonstrating critical understanding of their benefits and limitations
* Analyse and evaluate scientific and engineering literature to determine the key messages
* Confidently present complex scientific and engineering content in a professional manner
The impact of human activity threatens the destruction of the natural environment, yet the natural environment is essential to sustain human activity. Here, we will study both the most pressing environmental challenges together with their potential solutions. Emphasis is given to the underlying science and technology of these challenges and solutions. We will cover a diverse range of topics, ranging from climate change to diversity loss, and from geoengineering to carbon capture. This course uses a student-centric learning approach based on flipped classrooms and peer teaching. Students can expect that they will have to give a presentation at least once every two weeks.
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Groupwork
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Portfolio / Presentation
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
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