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 B


Class code etc
Faculty/Graduate school IGESS (Institute for Global Economics and Social Sciences)
Attached documents
Year 2022
Class code K5366
Previous Class code
Previous Class title
Term 秋学期授業/Fall
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]:The Urban Environment and Urban Sustainability; Ch.13

Impacts of Urbanizaion, Smart growth and New Urbanism

WEEK 2[未定/undecided]:Environmental Health and Toxicology; Ch.14

Health Hazard, Effects of Toxic chemicals on Organisms, Risk Assessment/Management

WEEK 3 [オンライン/online]:Fresh Water Systems and Resources; Ch.15

Global Aquatic system, Water Pollution, Waste Water Treatment

WEEK 4[未定/undecided]:Marine and Coastal Systems and Resources; Ch.16

Marine Pollution, Marine Biodiversity, Marine Conservation

WEEK 5[オンライン/online]:The Atmosphere, Air Quality, and Pollution Control; Ch. 17

Large-scale Wind Circulation System, Ozone Depletion, Air Pollution, Acid Rain

WEEK 6[未定/undecided]:Global Climate Change; Ch.18

Global Warming, Climate Change and Economics, Kyoto Protocol vs. Paris Accord

WEEK 7[オンライン/online]:Midterm Adjustment, Review

Essay/Report, Q&A

WEEK 8[未定/undecided]:Fossil Fuels, Their Impacts; Ch.19

Energy Sources, Energy Efficiency, Economic Impacts of Fossil Fuel

WEEK 9[オンライン/online]:Conventional Energy Alternatives; Ch.20

Nuclear Energy Use, Environmental Impacts of Energy Use, Bioenergy, Hydroelectric Power

WEEK 10[未定/undecided]:New Renewable Energy Alternatives; Ch.21

Wind Power, Geothermal, Solar, Hydrogen

WEEK 11[オンライン/online]:Managing Our Waste; Ch.22

Waste Stream, Municipal Solid Waste, Recycling, Managing Hazardous Waste

WEEK 12[未定/undecided]:Minerals and Mining; Ch.23

Earth's Mineral Resources, Mining Methods and Their Impacts

WEEK 13[オンライン/online]:Sustainable Solutions; Ch.24

Environmental Protection Can Enhance Economic Opportunity.

WEEK 14[未定/undecided]:Total Review

Presentation and Q&A

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.
More inexpensive alternatives, such as used books, or eBook are encouraged. However, 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.