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280162 VU VU MES 2: Introduction to Environmental Chemistry (also listed as MA-ERD-W-4.12) (PI) (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. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

This is an hybrid course that will be taught in English. It consists of lecture parts with exercises and discussions as well as a laboratory course. Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, this course takes place in a hybrid format with videos, online moodle sessions, and a laboratory course where you need to be present in person.

Wednesday 06.10. 08:45 - 11:15 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Monday 11.10. 11:00 - 12:30 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Wednesday 13.10. 08:45 - 11:15 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Thursday 14.10. 09:00 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Monday 18.10. 11:00 - 12:30 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Wednesday 20.10. 08:45 - 11:15 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Thursday 21.10. 09:00 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Monday 25.10. 11:00 - 12:30 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Wednesday 27.10. 08:45 - 11:15 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Thursday 28.10. 09:00 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Wednesday 03.11. 08:45 - 11:15 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Thursday 04.11. 09:00 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Monday 08.11. 11:00 - 12:30 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Wednesday 10.11. 08:45 - 11:15 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Thursday 11.11. 09:00 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Monday 15.11. 11:00 - 12:30 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Wednesday 17.11. 08:45 - 11:15 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Thursday 18.11. 09:00 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Monday 22.11. 11:00 - 12:30 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Wednesday 24.11. 08:45 - 11:15 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Thursday 25.11. 09:00 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Monday 29.11. 11:00 - 12:30 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Wednesday 01.12. 08:45 - 11:15 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Thursday 02.12. 09:00 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Monday 06.12. 11:00 - 12:30 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Thursday 09.12. 09:00 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Monday 13.12. 11:00 - 12:30 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Wednesday 15.12. 08:45 - 11:15 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Thursday 16.12. 09:00 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Monday 10.01. 11:00 - 12:30 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Wednesday 12.01. 08:45 - 11:15 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Thursday 13.01. 09:00 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Monday 17.01. 11:00 - 12:30 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Wednesday 19.01. 08:45 - 11:15 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Thursday 20.01. 09:00 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Monday 24.01. 11:00 - 12:30 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Wednesday 26.01. 08:45 - 11:15 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Thursday 27.01. 09:00 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Monday 31.01. 11:00 - 12:30 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, this course takes place hybrid with videos, moodle, and a laboratory course.

Students will have in-depth knowledge about processes and mechanisms of environmental chemistry and geochemistry that play a central role in environmental systems. Students know methods of analytical chemistry used in environmental chemistry and will get training in the laboratory.

Assessment and permitted materials

A maximum number of 150 points can be awarded to students participating in exams, exercises, and a laboratory course.

Exams (total of 60 points):
6 short exams (30 minutes) are held during the semester, each of which is worth 10 points. The exam dates are
1. exam: October 11th (Hofmann); 2. exam: October 20th (vd Kammer); 3. exam October 28th (Hüffer); 4. exam November 15th (Krämer); 5. exam November 25th (Kumar); 6. exam December 13th (Stohl).

Exercises (total of 50 points):
5 exercises are done during the semester, each of which is worth 10 points. Further details will be announced via Moodle.

Laboratory (40 points)
The laboratory course will consist of six basic experiments in environmental chemistry, an introductory session, a lab tour, and a safety instruction. The laboratory course will be held from December 15th until January 31st. Participation in all parts of the laboratory course is mandatory to successfully finish this course. If the laboratory course can not take place due to COVID19-related restrictions, the evaluation will be adapted.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

A total of 150 points can be reached by successful participation of the exams, exercises, and the laboratory course. The points from all these activities are accumulated an 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
At least 50 % of the total points (i.e. 75 points) need to be accumulated to pass. However, keep in mind that attending all parts of the laboratory course is mandatory to pass this course.

Examination topics

1. exercise and exam (20): basics of aquatic chemistry
2. exercise and exam (20): env. chemistry of trace metals
3. exercise and exam (20): env. organic chemistry
4. exercise and exam (20): thermodynamic modelling and kinetics
5. exercise and exam (20): redox processes
6. exam (10): atmospheric chemistry
7. laboratory course (40)

Reading list

Literature will be provided on moodle

Association in the course directory

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