Introduction to Environmental Sciences (300AQM001)

Basic Information

  • Course code number and name: 300AQM001, Introduction to Environmental Sciences.
  • Credits and contact hours: 3 credit hours, 3 hours per week.
  • Course coordinator: Olga Lucía Delgadillo
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Type of course: Selected elective.

Text book

  • Engineering and Environmental Sciences, M. Davis, S. Masten, 2005

Supplemental materials

  • Atmospheric Environmental Research: Critical Decisions between Technological Progress and Preservation of Nature. D. Möller (Editor), 1999.
  • Ecology, T.M. Smith, & R.L. Smith. 2007.
  • Fundamentals of Ecology, E. Odum, G. Warret, 2006.
  • Environmental Engineering,:G. Kiely, 1996.
  • Introduction to Engineering: Engineering, Society and Environment, J. Viqueira, 1994.

Specific course information

The objective of the course is to present concrete environmental problems from a scientific perspective that allows students to understand the physical, chemical, biotic, technological and social components of the environment and their interactions. In addition, the bases for further management and remediation are presented

Specific goals of the course

Learning objectives:
  • To interpret the local, regional and global realities in relation to the current environmental crisis.
  • To assess the professional practice and its everyday relationship with the environment.
  • To apply basic knowledge of ecology and physicochemical processes to the analysis of problems of local relevance.
  • To evaluate environmental problems through the analysis of the society – nature and ecosystem – culture relationships.
Relationship with student outcomes
Student Outcomes
Relevance 2 2 3 3 2 3

1: low relevance; 2: medium relevance; 3: high relevance.

Topics of the course

  • Environment, sustainable development, history, evolution.
  • Ecology, natural environmental threats, anthropic environmental perturbations.
  • Physical chemistry of environmental processes. Physicochemical properties of water, atmospheric chemistry, soil chemistry, environmental microbiology.
  • Hydrology. The hydrological cycle. Urban hydrology. Underground water.
  • Territory. Uses of the territory. Cultural systems and their relationship with nature.
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