222.585 Environmental Science and Society This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, VO, 1.5h, 2.0EC

Course evaluation

Properties

  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to describe concepts and systems in the field of environmental science and society. These will be illustrated by relevant, current questions and content:

1. There are resources with different characteristics. Use and protection are complementary. Resources may, e.g., be limited, renewable, essential.

2. There are cycles, linear flows and stores of substances. These can be estimated by balance equations. One needs to know transformation / transition processes in order to understand and quantitatively represent systems.

3. Models and process understanding are needed to translate data into information and insights. Data and models are therefore required as a basis for decisions (case-specific).

4. What we want to achieve depends on the risks accepted by society; Risks can be quantified using data and models.

5. There are different protection targets for humans and the environment. These are partly accepted by society, partly they are discussed controversially. There are different methods for deriving administrative requirements from defined protection goals.

6. Structures and infrastructure are embedded in and influence a wider domain of people and the environment. Technologies can be used to shape this domain; a good understanding of the system is needed for applying these technologies purposefully.

 

Subject of course

Introduction

1. Monitoring and models
Measurement, hydrometry, sampling, laboratory analysis, satellites, material flow analyzes and balance equations, life cycle assessments, dynamic models, forecasts

2. Resources: Use and Protection
Soil, water, air, space, energy, biodiversity, raw materials.
Why are they important (functions), which threatens them?

3. Circuits, sales, linear flows, balance equations, sinks
Water, C, N, P, energy, soil, water, air,

4. Risk and society
Statistics, histograms, estimation, economic aspects, assessment procedures, safety, scenarios

5. Protection targets and limits
Growth, growth restriction, dose-response, toxicity, determination of limits, emission and immission principle

6. Environmental ethics, politics and law

Teaching methods

  • Theory
  • Examples
  • Calculation problems
  • Assignments

Mode of examination

Written

Additional information

see information in German.

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Tue10:00 - 12:0005.03.2024 - 25.06.2024EI 3 Sahulka HS - UIW Umweltwissenschaft und Gesellschaft
Environmental Science and Society - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Tue05.03.202410:00 - 12:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - UIW Umweltwissenschaft und Gesellschaft
Tue12.03.202410:00 - 12:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - UIW Umweltwissenschaft und Gesellschaft
Tue19.03.202410:00 - 12:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - UIW Umweltwissenschaft und Gesellschaft
Tue09.04.202410:00 - 12:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - UIW Umweltwissenschaft und Gesellschaft
Tue16.04.202410:00 - 12:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - UIW Umweltwissenschaft und Gesellschaft
Tue23.04.202410:00 - 12:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - UIW Umweltwissenschaft und Gesellschaft
Tue30.04.202410:00 - 12:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - UIW Umweltwissenschaft und Gesellschaft
Tue07.05.202410:00 - 12:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - UIW Umweltwissenschaft und Gesellschaft
Tue14.05.202410:00 - 12:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - UIW Umweltwissenschaft und Gesellschaft
Tue28.05.202410:00 - 12:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - UIW Umweltwissenschaft und Gesellschaft
Tue04.06.202410:00 - 12:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - UIW Umweltwissenschaft und Gesellschaft
Tue11.06.202410:00 - 12:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - UIW Umweltwissenschaft und Gesellschaft
Tue18.06.202410:00 - 12:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - UIW Umweltwissenschaft und Gesellschaft
Tue25.06.202410:00 - 12:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - UIW Umweltwissenschaft und Gesellschaft

Examination modalities

Multiple choice

Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Tue10:00 - 12:0009.07.2024HS 18 Czuber - MB written29.02.2024 12:00 - 06.07.2024 12:00TISSUmweltwissenschaft und Gesellschaft
Tue10:00 - 12:0003.09.2024HS 18 Czuber - MB written01.05.2024 12:00 - 31.08.2024 12:00TISSUmweltwissenschaft und Gesellschaft
Fri10:00 - 12:0027.09.2024HS 18 Czuber - MB written01.05.2024 12:00 - 24.09.2024 12:00TISSUmweltwissenschaft und Gesellschaft

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
22.01.2024 12:00 12.03.2024 13:00 12.03.2024 13:00

Curricula

Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 266 Environmental Engineering Mandatory2. Semestertrue
Course belongs to the introductory and orientation phase ("Studieneingangs- und Orientierungsphase")

Literature

Please look at TISS or TUWEL

Language

German