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CUSA1101 Introduction to Environmental Chemistry 環境化學入門

Environmental chemistry deals with chemical processes occurring in the environment and the effects of human activities on them. This course intends to introduce the basic concepts of environmental chemistry and how the knowledge is applied to resolve environmental issues. Students will attend lectures on characteristics and chemical analysis of pollutants arising from human activities. Students will also learn the newest technologies of chemical treatment and pollution prevention. Equipped with scientific knowledge from the lectures, students will perform experiments to analyse pollutants in soil using advanced chemical instruments.

The CUHK community takes great care to conserve the campus ecology and environment. Other than classes, laboratory tour, campus tour and treasure hunt will be arranged for students to understand CUHK and our work for sustainable development, and to make the course more fruitful and enjoyable.




Organising units:
  • Department of Chemistry, CUHK
  • Centre for Promoting Science Education, CUHK
Category:   Category II – Academy Credit-Bearing
Learning outcomes:   Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
  1. Obtain concrete knowledge of chemical pollution
  2. Have an extensive understanding of various environmental analytical methods and the principles behind them
  3. Acquire knowledge of various modem chemical treatment processes
  4. Understand the principles of green chemistry and how they are applied to pollution prevention
  5. Gain experience in operating chemical instrument to determine VOCs in soil
  6. Know more about CUHK and the University's approach to sustainable development
Learning Activities:
  1. Lectures
  2. Exercise and Assignment
  3. Lab
Medium of Instruction:   Cantonese supplemented with English
  1. Short answer test or exam
  2. Lab reports
Recognition:   No. of Academy unit(s):  1
* Certificate or letter of completion will be awarded to students who attain at least 75% attendance and pass the assessment (if applicable)
Expected applicants:   Students who are promoting to or studying S5-S6
Organising period:   Summer 2021
Application method:   SAYT Online application