COURSE: ESM-230 CRN 4 Credits
TITLE:Environmental Chemistry I
DAY-TIME:Lecture: Tue. and Thurs., 2:00 – 3:50 pm
LOCATION: PSU Campus, Cramer Hall #269
INSTRUCTOR: Bill Becker firstname.lastname@example.org
TA: Brent Summers email@example.com
OFFICE HOURS: TBA first day of class
The course will cover basic concepts and principles of chemistry as they apply to environmental problems. This will include the nature of matter and chemical reactions, water chemistry, water pollution, atmospheric chemistry, soil chemistry, toxicological chemistry and industrial ecology. Examples will be used that illustrate the social and economic importance of environmental chemistry.
TEXT:Manahan, S.E. 2009. Fundamentals of Environmental Chemistry. CRC Press. ISBN 978-1-4200-5267-1
Schedule will follow week by week with chapters in text. Chapters 1-9 align with weeks 1-9 of the term. Week 10 will be left open for: 1) catch-up if we fall behind during the term 2) review of entire term prior to final exam 3) discussion of applications if time permits
There will be no class on :
Thursday Nov. 22nd (Thanksgiving Day)
Reading assignments correspond to week numbers, i.e. week 3 – read chapter 3. Ideally you will have read the chapter prior to the lecture. This will make it much easier for you to follow the lecture material, Even if you cannot completely understand it the first time through it will help. We will attempt to cover one chapter per week,
Points for grading:
8 weekly homework assignments @ 20 pts each160 pts.
2 pop-quizzes, unannounced, worth 20 pts each 40 pts.
Mid-term exam, Tuesday Nov. 2nd, 10:00-11:30 50 pts.
Final exam, Tuesday Dec. 7th, 10:00-12:00100 pts.