IGESS (Institute for Global Economics and Social Sciences)

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BSC100CA(基礎化学 / Basic chemistry 100)
Basic Science for Global Environment A


Class code etc
Faculty/Graduate school IGESS (Institute for Global Economics and Social Sciences)
Attached documents
Year 2022
Class code K5365
Previous Class code
Previous Class title
Term 春学期授業/Spring
Day/Period 火4/Tue.4
Class Type
Campus 多摩
Classroom name 各学部・研究科等の時間割等で確認
Grade 1~4
Credit(s) 2
Open Program
Open Program (Notes)
Global Open Program
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers (Notes)
Class taught by instructors with practical experience
Urban Design CP
Diversity CP
Learning for the Future CP
Carbon Neutral CP
Chiyoda Campus Consortium
Category General Education Courses/総合教育科目
Tama Campus General Education Courses/多摩総合教育科目
Faculty Sponsored Department Economics

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Outline and objectives

This class provides a comprehensive overview of environmental science.
Throughout the course, we will examine environmental issues and investigate realistic solutions. By the end of this course,
you will have a greater understanding of the relationships between the environmental factors that affect our world.


When you have finished this course, you will be able to explain the basic science such as chemistry, biology, physics and geology behind environmental issues. You will be able to evaluate information, analyze scientific data/reasons logically. Also you can consider multiple viewpoints on environmental issues.

Default language used in class

英語 / English

Method(s)(学期の途中で変更になる場合には、別途提示します。 /If the Method(s) is changed, we will announce the details of any changes. )

Lecture and discussion;
The class will use PowerPoint files and video to introduce environmental topics. The instructor will give some feedback on assignments during the class or office hours.

Active learning in class (Group discussion, Debate.etc.)

あり / Yes

Fieldwork in class

なし / No


授業形態/methods of teaching:対面/face to face


WEEK 1[オンライン/online]:Course guidance and Introduction to Environmental Science; Ch.1

Complexity of our wonderful planet, How to interpret Scientific Data and Graphs

WEEK 2[未定/undecided]:Science and Sustainability; Ch.1

The nature of Environmental Science

WEEK 3[オンライン/online]:Earth's Physical Systems; Ch.2

Matter(Chemistry), Energy, Geology and Ecosystems

WEEK 4[未定/undecided]:Evolution, Biodiversity and Population Ecology; Ch.3

Levels of Ecological Organization, Conserving Biodiversity

WEEK 5[オンライン/online]:Species Interactions and Community Ecology; Ch.4

History of Life's Diversification, Earth's Biomes

WEEK 6[未定/undecided]:Environmental Systems and Ecosystem Ecology; Ch.5

Ecosystems, Biogeochemical Cycles

WEEK 7[オンライン/online]:Ethics, Economics, and Sustainable Development; Ch.6

Environmental/Ecological Economics, Sustainable Development

WEEK 8[未定/undecided]:Environmental Policy; Ch.7

Making Decisions and Solving Problems, International Environmental Policy

WEEK 9[オンライン/online]:Human Population; Ch.8

Demography, Population and Society

WEEK 10[未定/undecided]:Soil Science and Agriculture; Ch.9

Sustainable Agriculture, Fertilizer, World Climate

WEEK 11[オンライン/online]:Biotechnology and the Future of Food; Ch.10

Food Science, Genetic Engineering/GMO

WEEK 12[未定/undecided]:Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, Life's Diversity on the Earth; Ch.11

Extinction and Biodiversity Loss, Benefits of Biodiversity

WEEK 13[オンライン/online]:Forest Management and Protect Areas; Ch.12

Deforestation, Biological Resources,
Resource Management

WEEK 14[未定/undecided]:Review of this semester

Presentation or Report

Work to be done outside of class (preparation, etc.)

The standard preparation and review time for this class is two hours each.


Withgott and Laposata 2015. Environment:The Science behind the Stories, Global Edition, Pearson; 5th ed.
"E-textbook" is strongly recommended for this course.
DO NOT use other edition because page numbers and content are different.


1)Berg Raven, Hassenzahl 2012. Environment 9th, ed. John Wiley & Sons
2)『地球環境学入門 第2版』山﨑友紀(講談社サイエンティフィク)
3)David Turner, The Green Marble 2018. Earth System Science and Global Sustainability, ed. Columbia University Press
4)Jay H. Withgott, Matthew Laposata 2018. Essential Environment, ed. Pearson; 6 edition

Grading criteria

Participation(20%), Contribution to Class Discussion/Class Quizzes(30%),

Changes following student comments

Prepare the answers and your opinion for "Before Class Quizzes". You can't complete them without the textbook.


To successfully complete this course, you must do the following:
•Attendance and Punctuality are basic requirements
•Read the textbook and view before the class
•Finish weekly quizzes
•Complete and submit the class project and assignments

Instructor's Office Hours are by appointment.
Write to yyuki@hosei.ac.jp to schedule an appointment.