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280153 VU MA-ERD-W-4.5 Fate of Emerging Organic Pollutants (elective module) (2021W)

Continuous assessment of course work
MIXED

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 12 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The course will be in hybrid mode as a combination of digital and on-site teaching.

Monday 11.10. 13:30 - 15:45 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Monday 18.10. 13:30 - 15:45 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Monday 25.10. 13:30 - 15:45 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Monday 08.11. 13:30 - 15:45 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Monday 15.11. 13:30 - 15:45 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Monday 22.11. 13:30 - 15:45 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Monday 29.11. 13:30 - 15:45 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Monday 06.12. 13:30 - 15:45 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Monday 13.12. 13:30 - 15:45 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Monday 10.01. 13:30 - 15:45 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Monday 17.01. 13:30 - 15:45 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Monday 24.01. 13:30 - 15:45 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Monday 31.01. 13:30 - 15:45 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The overall goal of the course is to deepen your understanding of organic chemicals and their fate in the environment and to apply this knowledge in discussions on environmental contamination topics. A further goal is to become more familiar with critically assessing primary literature in this field of research. The course will consist of two sections: a case study and a journal club.
Case Study:
Two past environmental case studies will be presented. Two groups of students will be assigned to each case representing two perspectives/syndicates (i.e. industry & citizen/administration). By applying the skills and knowledge on environmental organic chemistry, the students job will be to grasp the problem, gather information and make subjective judgement representing their client's interest.

Journal Club:
First, a general input lecture on scientific publishing in the field will be given. Then, selected hot topics from the field of Environmental Organic Chemistry will be assigned to student groups. Students will prepare presentations on the assigned topics and lead a discussion on the respective papers with their peers.

Assessment and permitted materials

A maximum number of 90 points can be awarded to students.

Case study (total of 60 points):
Two milestone reports will be submitted by each group outlining the scope, approaches and processes relevant for the case studies (15 points each).
Each group will give a presentation (15 min) summarizing the main findings of the case study followed by a discussion on the outcome. Attendance is mandatory for all participants (30 points).

Journal club (30 points):
Each group of students will hold a presentation (20 min) and subsequently lead a discussion with their peers, who have also critically read the papers. Attendance is mandatory for all participants.

Further details and dates will be announced on the first lecture and provided via Moodle.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

A total of 90 points can be reached. The points from the individual assessments are accumulated and the grade is applied to the total number of points reached during the semester. The following grading scheme will be applied:
% - Grade
> 87.5 1
75-87.49 2
62.5-74.99 3
50-62.49 4
0-49.99 5
This means that at least 50 % of the total points (i.e. 45 points) need to be accumulated to pass.

Examination topics

Case study projects, reading assignments, student presentations and subsequent discussions.

Reading list

Will be provided during the course via moodle.

Association in the course directory

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